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Zone Arts Grant Program

Grants to Bloomington, Indiana Nonprofits, Businesses,
and Individuals for Arts and Cultural Projects

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Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) and Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD)

Deadline Date:

08/15/17 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $4,000 to Bloomington, Indiana individuals, groups, businesses and nonprofit organizations for projects that promote arts activities and benefit local residents and businesses, or that bring increased economic investment to the area. Concerts, exhibits, performances, festivals, art markets, art space development, and public art (including murals) are all examples of the types of projects eligible for funding.

The Zone Arts Grant Program is designed to help support arts activities within the boundaries of the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone. Projects may do one of the following: facilitate involvement in arts and cultural activities; provide an opportunity to participate in the creative process; advance the quality and availability of the arts in the Zone; or celebrate or enhance the identity of the Zone.

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GrantWatch ID#: 169914

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant award is $4,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Citizens, artists, teams of artists, local businesses, and non-profit organizations (including neighborhood groups) are eligible to apply for project support.

The following is a list of projects which are not eligible for the Zone Arts Grant:

- Projects executed outside of the Zone
- Completed projects
- Activities and performances not available to Zone residents and businesses
- Projects for which the Zone Arts Grant is the sole source of funding
- Organizations/individuals that are not registered in the Federal E-Verify system for grants $1,000 and greater

Pre-Application Information:

There one round of funding in 2017. Grant applications are due on August 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

Projects for which the Zone Arts Grant will be the sole source of funding are not eligible. Project costs must be matched by the applicant; in-kind match is acceptable but some part of the match must be cash.

The Zone Arts Grant Program is a reimbursement grant program; grantees will be reimbursed for eligible project expenses identified in their funding agreement.

Projects which propose to take place in the public right-ofway, in City parks or would require direction action by the City in any way should have either sought approval in advance of application or should demonstrate an understanding of the process, scheduling and resources required for gaining such approval as part of the application process.

Please note, for requests s $1,000 and greater, organizations/individuals must be registered in the Federal E-Verify system. For more information, go to:

Contact Information:

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

Complete the application form and submit via email to:

For more information, contact Brian Payne at the email address above or call (812) 349-3419.

Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association
City of Bloomington Department of Economic and Sustainable Development
401 North Morton St., Suite 150
PO Box 100
Bloomington, IN 47402-0100

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USA: Indiana: Bloomington