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Regional Initiative Grant Program - Region 4 Arts Organization Support I (AOS I)

Grants to Indiana Arts Nonprofits and Agencies
in Eligible Counties for Operating Support

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and Tippecanoe Arts Federation

Conf. Date:

01/22/20

LOI Date:

01/15/20

Deadline Date:

03/05/20 4:30 PM EST

Description:

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Grants to Indiana nonprofit arts organizations and local agencies in eligible counties to support general operating costs. Applicants who have not received funding in the last three years must submit an LOI prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support ongoing artistic and administrative functions of organizations that provide quality arts and cultural activities to the public, with special attention to underserved communities in Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, and White Counties.

Eligible expenses include:

  • Salaries
  • Administrative fees
  • Artists' fees
  • Staff development and training
  • Space and equipment rental
  • Promotional costs
  • Personnel and production costs, and supplies needed to support the programming activities
  • Fee subsidies to presenting organizations that wish to purchase a grantee's services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 131951

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations have budgets of up to $250,000.

General applicant requirements and restrictions:
- Be an organization whose primary purposes is arts producing, promoting, presenting service, or teaching organization
- Be a private, nonprofit tax-exempt agency with either 501(c)(3) status from the IRS or be an Indiana public entity (part of city or county).

For additional eligibility information, see: https://tippecanoearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/FY2021-AOSI-Guidelines.pdf#page=2

For a list of ineligible expenses, see:
https://tippecanoearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/FY2021-AOSI-Guidelines.pdf#page=3

Pre-proposal Conference:

Application workshops will be held as follows:

- January 22, 2020 – AOS Application Workshop, 11 am
- January 23, 2020 – APS Application Workshop, 11 am

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of Intent are required by applicants who have not received funding in FY18, FY19, and FY20. LOIs are due by January 15, 2020, 4:30 PM EST.

Full applications are due by March 5, 2020, 4:30 PM ET.

Draft reviews are available to first-time applicants and organizations that are currently not receiving funds from the IAC for general feedback and suggestions around completeness and clarity. Reviews will be done in the order requests are received and the deadline to request a draft review is February 21, 2020.

FY21 Regional Initiative Grant Timeline
- December 23, 2020 – Applications Open
- January 15, 2020 – Letter Of Intent Due for New Arts Organization Support Applicants
- January 22, 2020 – AOS Application Workshop, 11 am
- January 23, 2020 – APS Application Workshop, 11 am
- March 5, 2020 – Application Deadline, 4:30 pm (EST)
- May 4, 2020 – APS Grant Review Panel, 10:00 am at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
- May 4, 2020 – AOS Grant Review Panel, 2:00 pm at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
- Early July 2020 – Grant Notifications Sent

Resources: http://in.gov/arts/onlineapplications&reports.htm

Things to consider: https://www.in.gov/arts/2387.htm

Eligibility: https://www.in.gov/arts/2505.htm

IAC Funding Imperatives: https://www.in.gov/arts/3031.htm

Region 4 information: https://www.in.gov/arts/2486.htm

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: http://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?urlkey=indianaarts

For accessibility accommodations contact Stephanie Haines:
shaines@iac.in.gov
317-232-1274

For technical concerns, contact Deanna Poelsma:
dpoelsma@iac.in.gov
317-232-1278

Tippecanoe Arts Federation
Wells Community Cultural Center
638 North Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
765.423.2787

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, and White Counties