Indiana Arts Commission Accepting Applications for Emergency COVID-19 Funds

The Indiana Arts Commission announces they plan to distribute its share of more than $1.5 million through the “United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund”, a national emergency investment made possible by the Andrew J. Mellon Foundation. Small and mid-sized 501(c)3 arts organizations across the state that are led by and serving people from rural communities, and those organizations led by people of color or Indigenous people are eligible to receive between $30,000 and $75,000. Applications are currently being accepted for qualifying arts organizations now through July 8th, and organizations may self-nominate. Arts Midwest, through United States Regional Arts Organizations, will distribute the money from the $10 million investment as COVID-19 has created financial obstacles for arts organizations. Community arts organizations are averaging up to a 26-percent loss in just over one year. To nominate a qualifying arts organization, or for more information, click here.