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Sponsorship Grant 2017


Sponsorship of the Arts

Grant Application

Due November 1st, 2017

General Community Art Fund Granting Notes:

  • Funds are intended for the benefit of students within Vanderburgh County.
  • Funds may be awarded only to schools or organizations with a 501(c)(3) status.
  • Applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of Arts Council Board Members and arts education community advocates, with funding recommendations voted on by the full Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.
  • Grant reports are required at the completion of all projects and programs receiving funding (funds must be spent within 12 months of receipt).
  • Changes to use of funds in approved grants must be requested in writing.

Sponsorship of the Arts Grant Information

  • Applications due November 1st, funds allocated January, 2018. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of application.  If you do not receive a confirmation within 2 business days, please contact the Arts Council office at (812) 422-2111.
  • Grants of up to $5,000 are available for development or advancement of arts opportunities and experiences for Kindergarten through 12th grade students in Vanderburgh County.
  • Active engagement of students is preferred to passive engagement.
  • Grants are evaluated on quality of programming, number of students impacted, degree of active/passive engagement of students, innovation of the project, and likelihood and measurability of success.
  • Projects or programs able to demonstrate sustainable impact are preferred. (For example, a request for funds to purchase equipment that can be used in subsequent years.)
  • Programs impacting underserved populations are preferred.
  • New programming is preferred over underwriting existing programming.
  • Funds are generally not awarded for transportation, food, or t-shirts.

Contact the Arts Council at (812) 422-2111 or [email protected] with any questions.