Regional Arts Grants


Grants to Organizations

Since 1998, Arts Illiana has administered over $50,000 annually in IAC-funded grants to area organizations for arts-related projects. A letter of intent to apply for the grant is due in February and the application deadline is in March. There are three categories of grants:

Arts Organization Support: Operating support for non-profit arts organizations and institutions (Organizations with cash operating income/expenses (average of last three fiscal years) $250,00 or more will apply for AOS II.) (Organizations with cash operating income/expenses (average of last three fiscal years) between $50,000 and $250,000 will apply for AOS I)

Arts Project Support: Funding support for arts projects of arts and non-arts non-profit organizations including educational institutions.  Non Profit arts organizations with cash operating income/expenses (average of last three fiscal years) of less than $50,000 will apply in this category. Rage of funding request is from $500 to $5,000.


FY 2019 Regional Initiative Grant Guidelines:

Arts Organization Support
(Level I only--Level II Organizations do not apply for FY19)

Arts Project Support

AOS applicants only:

1. Click here to access the new online system. (
2. If accessing the system for the first time, create a profile.
3. Select your region's arts organization support program (in the search bar, type in your region number).
4. Click apply.



New Logo Use Guidelines...Important information for Grantees!!

IAC, Regional Arts Partner, and NEA logos for grantees are available for download from the IAC website at:  NEA logos are also available from: 

Penalties for Late Final Grant Report Submissions.

Self Accessibility Check list Form

  • Region 6 Arts Project Support ONLY! Letter of Intent to Arts Illiana

    Letter of intent is required prior to applying for a Regional Initiative Grant.  Previous APS grantees may email their intent to apply.  Please include brief description of proposed project and amount of proposed grant request.

        New applicants should send letter that includes the following:

  • Name of Organization
  • Name of Authorizing Official of Organization
  • Copy of 501 (C) (3) IRS letter of determination
  • Description of proposed project
  • Amount of proposed grant request
  • If the applicant is using a fiscal agent/sponsor, that organization will need to provide the information for the first 3 bullet points listed above.

        This information can be emailed by February 1, 2018

to or mailed to:

        Sherri Wright, 23 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN.  47807

USEFUL LINKS: (Click to open link.)

Link to Legislator Contact Information

Sample Public Official Letter for beginning of grant period.

Sample Public Official Letter for end of grant period.

Resources for Managing Regional Initiative Grants

The documents below are to be used in managing the Regional Initiative Grant (RIG) application, paneling, and reporting process.

Grantsmaking Process Information


Panel/Panelist Materials

Reporting Forms

  • RIG Reporting forms are assigned through the online system.




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