Artists and creatives who are hoping to take the next step in furthering their business should be sure not to miss the Arts Council Next Level Training event in August. The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is partnering with the Indiana ArtsRead More →
The Indiana Arts Commission and the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana acting as the state’s Regional Art Partner announced the opening of applications for the Fiscal Year 2025 Arts Project Support grant program.
Arts Project Support grants provide nonprofit organizations and public entities with funding to support a specific arts activity, such as a one-time event, a single production, an exhibition, an educational workshop, or a series of related arts activities such as art classes or training sessions.
The purpose of the program is to provide broad access to arts opportunities throughout the state. Applicants may request up to $4,000 to support their project, and there is no match requirement. Projects must occur between July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025 to be eligible for FY25 Arts Project Support.
“Arts Project Support grants are a wonderful opportunity for Indiana communities to bolster and grow their creative activities,” said Miah Michaelsen, IAC Executive Director. “We encourage organizations and public entities to apply for funding to start new programming, expand existing offerings, or reimagine a community event. Arts and creativity help strengthen the fabric of Indiana communities, and we are proud to support the creative community development work that Hoosiers are doing in every corner of our state.”
A Program Information Webinar for Returning Applicants will be held on January 18, 2024, 4:00 p.m. eastern time. Register to attend the Program Information Webinar for Returning Applicants. A Program Information Webinar for New Applicants will take place on January 24, 2024, 4:00 p.m. eastern time. Register to attend the Program Information Webinar for New Applicants.
For more questions, contact Anne McKim at [email protected]
Artists and creatives who are hoping to take the next step in furthering their business should be sure not to miss the Arts Council Next Level Training event in August.
The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is partnering with the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Small Business Development Center to bring free professional development to regional creative entrepreneurs.
Next Level Training is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 9 at Bob Jones Family Room in Old National Bank in Downtown Evansville. The all day event will include professional development, information on how to launch your business with the Small Business Development Center, working with corporate partners, making the most of digital platforms, website development, and more.
Next Level Training is designed for creatives who are either currently generating revenue from their creative practice and want to expand their business, or for those who don’t currently generate revenue from their creative practice and want to learn how.
The Next Steps Creative Entrepreneur Trainings are brought to you by the Indiana Small Business Development Center, a program of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and the Indiana Arts Commission. This initiative is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Attendance is free, but please register to attend.
List of sessions and schedule
Welcome and Introductions
Developing Your CV and Artist Bio
Iris Williamson — Director, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art (New Harmony, IN)
Launching Your Own Business
Small Business Development Center — Southwest Indiana Chapter (Evansville, IN)
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Navigating Galleries, Museums and Academia
Garry Holstein — Director, The Bradbury Art Museum (Jonesboro, AR)
Booking Gigs for Musicians
Chris Passage & Zach Evans — Promoters (Evansville, IN)
Corporate Partners, Commissions and Public Art
OftenSeenRarelySpoken — Public art collective (Louisville, KY)
Making the Most of Digital Platforms for Musicians
Corey Greenfield & Zach Evans — Musician, Thunder Dreamer & Musician, Corduroy Orbison (Evansville, IN)
Grants, Fellowships and Residencies
Al Holen — Associate Professor of Ceramics, University of Southern Indiana (Evansville, IN)
Marketing and Website Development
Alex Mourer — Lead Engineering Manager, Under Armour Global E-Commerce (Evansville, IN)
Mix and Mingle
Arcademie, 22 NW Sixth St. Evansville, IN 47708
What: Next Level Training for creative professionals
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022
Where: Old National Bank, 1 Main St. Evansville, IN 47708
The Indiana Arts Commission is hosting some upcoming webinars you won’t want to miss, especially if you’re interested in grants and diversity. As the state’s Regional Arts Partner for the area, the Arts Council is happy to help you through the granting process.
Arts Project Support grants (FY23)
You’ll want to attend this webinar if you have any questions about the Indiana Arts Commissions Arts Project Support grants, which go towards project-focused applications. This grant provides funding to nonprofits to support a specific project, such as a one-time event, a single production, an exhibition, a workshop, or a series of related arts activities. Learn the basics of applying for the grant programs, get a tour of the IAC’s online grant system, and take an inside look at the criteria that will be used to score your application. The deadline to apply for Arts Project Support programs is 3:30 p.m. (CST) March 9.
The webinar for Arts Project Support grants is 1 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, Feb. 8. Here’s the link to register.
Arts Organization Support grants (FY23)
Organization support grants are for groups looking for institutional funding. This grant provides annual operating support to arts nonprofits for ongoing artistic and administrative functions. Learn the basics of applying for the grant programs, get a tour of the IAC’s online grant system, and take an inside look at the criteria that will be used to score your application. The deadline to apply for the Arts Organization Support is 3:30 p.m. (CST) March 9.
The webinar for Arts Organization Support grants is 1 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, Feb. 9. Here’s the link to register.
Arts for All: What does IDEA look like in practice?
Arts for All is a three-part inclusion, diversity, equity, and access training series led by Dr. Pascal Losambe, an educator and consultant in the areas of education, organizational culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and presented by the Regional Arts Partners of the Indiana Arts Commission.
This virtual training is free for arts providers in Indiana and is designed to provide organizations with workable strategies to build relationships with their community and engage underserved audiences.
The last part of the series looks at how using inclusion, diversity, equity, and access works in practice. Losambe will lead a panel discussion that illustrates best practices for using IDEA strategies and community engagement.
Arts for All is 10:30 a.m. (CST) Wednesday, Feb. 16. Click here to learn more and register.