Indiana Arts Commission Grants

THE NEXT DEADLINE FOR ARTS FUNDING is MARCH 1, 2018

As the Indiana Arts Commission's Regional Arts Partner for Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties, South Shore Arts administers the IAC Regional Initiative Grant program for arts organization support and art project support every year. These grants support programs to be conducted between July 1 and June 30 of each upcoming fiscal year. Funding is available to nonprofit Indiana arts organizations, as well as non-arts organizations providing arts programming. A total of $244,985 in funding has been granted for the fiscal year, July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

As the Indiana Arts Commission's Regional Arts Partner for Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties, South Shore Arts will present three grant application workshops in January for arts organization support and art project support for programs to be conducted between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Arts funding is available to nonprofit Indiana arts organizations, as well as non-arts organizations providing arts programming in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. 

Applicants can apply for Arts Organization Support I (AOS I) or Arts Project Support (APS). (Click the links for the guidelines). Applications are due March 1, 2018 by 4:30pm EDT. AOS I is open to arts organizations with a 3-year operating income average of $50,000 or above. If you are interested in applying to AOS I but are not currently receiving an FY18 AOS grant, a Letter of Intent (LOI) is required and must be submitted by January 17, 2018, 4:30pm EDT. Grant applications are completed online at IN/gov/arts/apply.

Please note that AOSII applications are on a two-year cycle and not currently available to new applicants. Per the AOSII FY18-19 program guidelines, current AOSII grantees do not need to apply to FY19.

For additional information, please call Special Projects Director Donna Catalano at 219/836-1839, ext. 104.

FY2018 Grant Recipients

ARTS ORGANIZATION SUPPORT
Association of Artists and Craftsmen of Porter County/DBA the Chesterton Art Center
Beachfront Dance School, Inc.
Books, Brushes & Bands for Education
Community Theatre Guild/Chicago Street Theatre
Indiana Ballet Theatre NW Inc.
Lakeshore Community Concerts
LaPorte Symphony Orchestra
The Jack & Shirley Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Memorial Opera House
Miller Beach Arts & Creative District
Northwest Indiana Symphony Society, Inc.
South Shore Dance Alliance, Inc.
Theatre at the Center, Inc.
Towle Performing Arts Company

ARTS PROJECT SUPPORT
African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc.
All About Art, Inc.
Ballet Folklorico Tapatio Co. of Northwest Indiana
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County
Jessica Corral (Spring Into the Arts)
Crown Point Community Theatre, Inc.
Discovery Charter School
The Duneland Family YMCA
Dunes Learning Center
Family Folklore Foundation, Inc.
For Goodness Sake Productions
Frontline Foundations, Inc.
Indiana University Northwest
Memorial Opera House Foundation
Michigan City Chamber Music Festival, Inc.
Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation
Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting
Opportunity Enterprises
Sociedad Cultural Y Civica La Reforma
South Shore Brass Band
South Shore Chamber Orchestra
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
Top 20, Inc.
The Town of Munster/Board of Parks and Recreation
Whiting/Robertsdale Community Improvement Corporation