Each year, the Arts Council offers the City Annual Grant program to the nonprofit arts and cultural community to enhance and support the development of quality arts performances, programs, services, exhibitions, and arts activities throughout central Indiana. Grant applications are adjudicated in a public process that is free from conflicts of interest and assures fairness and professionalism.

Grants for Organizations include:

  • Annual Grant 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.

Equity Statement

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is committed to working with the arts and cultural community to cultivate a sector that serves, celebrates, and values every resident of Indianapolis. We envision a city where engagement in the arts is not pre-determined by socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We see a robust and successful arts and cultural community as:

  • A city where all artists, creative workers, audiences, and students have full access to the robust creative arts resources of our community and in which their varied histories, voices, and life experiences are honored.
  • A city where equitable access to arts funding and programs for all arts organizations and artists is expected and delivered.
  • A city where such funding and programs unite arts organizations and artists with diverse populations in our community to nurture a community where every resident sees themselves as belonging, learning, and participating in the arts sector.

We believe these closely held tenets will sustain a full creative life for all.

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Thank you to our funders

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