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The Arts Council of Indianapolis invests in artists and arts organizations to nurture and foster a thriving arts scene that helps build stronger neighborhoods and ultimately enhances the quality of life for all Indianapolis residents. In 2015, the Grants Committee of the Arts Council adopted the following Equity Statement: “We will make equitable access to arts funding for all arts organizations and artists in Indianapolis a guiding principle of Arts Council grant making. Such funding will unite arts organizations and artists with diverse populations of our community to nurture a thriving culture for the arts within the City of Indianapolis.” We invite all eligible applicants to apply for a grant opportunity. These grant programs fall into two categories: Grants for Individuals and Grants for Organizations.



  • Annual Grants Program - A competitive grant program for established Arts organizations within Marion County for general operating support.
  • Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund - A non-competitive grant program for established Arts organizations within Marion County to receive funding to reimagine and restart their organizations coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interested in serving as a grant panelist? Volunteer here

Thank you to our funders

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Indiana Arts Commission
Clowes Charitable Foundation