The new round of Indy Keeps Creating programming is divided into three parts, and application deadlines vary. We encourage you to read the eligibility requirements and the guidelines for each program before you apply.
Questions? Please email the contacts for each program.
What: Grants of $500 to $5,000 will support the hiring of artists who reside in Marion County to lead or participate in community projects, festivals, and events happening between August and December 2021. (Note: The grants can also reimburse for events that have happened since Aug. 1.)
Application timeline: Oct. 10-Nov. 5. (Applications will be reviewed/approved weekly.)
Administered by: Big Car Collaborative, in partnership with the Arts Council. Questions? Email Summer Alaniz at email@example.com.
Round 1 Deadline Sunday, October 10th,11:59 PM
Notified Friday, October 15th
Round 2 Deadline Sunday, October 17th, 11:59 PM
Round 3 Deadline Sunday, October 24th, 11:59 PM
Round 4 Deadline Sunday, October 31st, 11:59 PM
Who is eligible?
Individual artists, community-based organizations, and other entities offering public programming (does not need to be a 501c3 nonprofit organization) in Marion County. Applicants can include Marion County-based arts organizations and individual artists collaborating with other entities.
Funded activities will:
Use of Funds
The primary purpose of these funds is to provide paid opportunities for artists to engage in community activations and events. Secondary fees may also include marketing (designer fee, promotional materials, website fees, ads, social media costs), program supplies, equipment, or venue/rental fees.
This grant will not fund:
What kind of proposal is likely to get funded?
Download the Application Documents here:
Application timeline: Open through November 8.What: The Indy Music Series will provide paid opportunities for artists to perform in downtown public spaces, local neighborhoods, and Indy Parks locations. In addition, up to 15 artists or groups will be selected for Indy Up Next Fellowships that will include professional development, access to industry insiders, marketing support, and exclusive performance opportunities.
Curated by: GANGGANG and Smart Girl Creative Co., in partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Questions? Email Brandi “Books” Caruthers at firstname.lastname@example.org re: the music series and Alan Bacon at email@example.com re: the fellowship program.
Application timeline:Open now through Oct. 17.
What: About 100 visual and literary/poetry artworks will help create welcoming spaces throughout Marion County, including large digital reproductions on empty storefronts/vacant windows. This program, which builds on the artworks installed last March in downtown storefronts, seeks businesses interested in hosting these artworks.
Administered by: The Arts Council of Indianapolis. Questions? Email Lindsey Lord at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our partners: