Apply now for the Sponsorship of the Arts Grant

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana’s Sponsorship of the Arts grant application is live now. The grants are for the development or advancement of arts opportunities and experiences for K-12 students in Vanderburgh County.

Grant specifics are available in the application form here. You can see what organizations and projects received grant funding in 2019 in the table below. The Arts Council awarded nearly $30,000 to projects in 2019.

Here’s a quick overview of the Sponsorship of the Arts Grant.

• Only schools and 501(c)3 nonprofits are eligible. Private organizations can partner with a school or nonprofit for their project.
• Funds are intended to benefit K-12 students in Vanderburgh County.
• Grants available up to $5,000.
• Available for development or advancement of arts opportunities and experiences for students.
• Applications are due by May 21, 2021.

If you have any questions, please email Anne McKim at [email protected] or call 812-303-3178.


Sponsorship of the Arts Grant Recipients and Programs in 2019

Organization ProjectDescription  Awarded
AIS DiamondCreating a Creative and Engaging ClassroomFunding requested to purchase art supplies for the AIS Diamond Avenue middle school art program.$1,500
Children’s Center for Dance EducationTap, Tumble, and Twirl Funding requested for supplies and materials needed for the creation of a dance studio at Carver Community Organization. CCDE will give lessons to 31 preschool aged children, but the space will be available for art/dance/and movement programs for all youth served by Carver.$3,000
Children’s Center for Dance EducationAlvin Ailey and ArtFunding requested to send 20 Joshua Academy students to an Alvin Ailey performance in Bloomington, Indiana.$500
Corpus ChristiFine Arts Technology Integration in Middle SchoolFunding requested to purchase 5 iPads and additional apps to be used in fine arts classes in the school.$1,545
Evansville Ballet TheaterDance Program at the Boys and Girls ClubFunding requested to support collaborative projects with the Boys and Girls Club and Mattingly Charities to bring dance education to underserved and special-needs children.$1,000
Evansville Vanderburgh Public LibrarySouthside Stars Music GroupFunding requested to purchase instruments for use in the Southside Stars Music Program. $500
Navigators USA, Chapter 111Navigating the ArtsFunding requested to implement an arts program for the scouts of Evansville-based Navigators scouting groups.$2,500
North High SchoolEnriching Opportunities at North High School Funding requested to purchase supplementary supplies and materials in order to introduce new media and techniques to art students, including raku firing, varying printmaking processes, silkscreen process on clay, rice paper transfers on clay, digital photography and graphic design.$2,000
Patchwork CentralSpring Semester 2019 Arts and Smarts ProgramFunding requested to support arts activities during Patchwork’s 4 day a week afterschool arts and education program, targeted at neighborhood and underserved children.$1,000
St. Vincent Early Learning CenterEngaging Children Through Music with Natural Outdoor ClassroomsFunding requested for development of a music program in new outdoor music and movement classrooms. $5,000
The DaVinci InstituteDaVinci Partnership:  Young People’s Concert Enrichment ExperienceFunding requested to purchase supplies for the “Concert Enrichment Experience,” to provide substitute teachers for the day, and to rent the Children’s Museum of Evansville facilities for the project.$2,000
The Jacob Ball Wish FundThe Jacob Ball Wish FundFunding requested to support a theater production raising money for the Jacob Ball wish fund. Money raised is used to purchase materials and equipment requested by teachers or caregivers for their work with special needs children.$1,000
University of Evansville TheaterARTSWIN/UE Twelfth Night MatineeFunding requested to provide 500 discounted tickets to area students for the matinee production of “Twelfth Night.”$5,000
Vogel Elementary SchoolAfter School ArtFunding requested to create an after-school art club for K-6th grade students at Vogel Elementary School.  Funds will be used for art supplies and will increase arts exposure for participating students from 20 to 30 minutes/week to over 2 hours/week. $1,600
YWCALoving YourselfFunding requested for art supplies to be used by LiveYers in a positive self-esteem and self-image program.$1,250
YWCAHands Are Not for HittingFunding requested for art supplies to be used by LiveYers in a violence prevention program.
YWCADown on the FarmFunding requested for art supplies to be used by LiveYers for creative reflection following a farm visit.
 Total award from the Arts Council to 17 progams$29,395