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Applications for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Now Open
Posted: Apr 13, 2021
Federal funding is available to help Hoosier families meet funeral expenses incurred through the loss of a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The death must have occurred in the United States, including the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. The related eligible expenses must have been incurred after January 20, 2020, and the official death certificate must attribute the death to COVID-19 either directly or indirectly.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin accepting applications for this COVID-19 Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021, through its dedicated call center at 1-844-684-6333 (or click here).
This FEMA website provides the basic details about this assistance, including qualifying circumstances, specific limits on its use, and a list of documentation required.
Call to Artists and Art Organizations: 2021 ISC Innovator Award
Posted: May 18, 2021
Submissions are now open for the 2021 International Sculpture Center (ISC) Innovator Award. This award recognizes the creative innovation of individuals, organizations, or collectives who develop new ideas and work to improve and/or expand the field of contemporary sculpture while demonstrating a commitment to their community and effect social change through their work. Award benefits include: $1,000 Cash prize, one year Professional (individual) or Associate (organization) level ISC Membership, recognition on sculpture.org and in Sculpture Magazine and a virtual event to present work/project to the ISC Sculpture Community.
Submit Online: https://sculpture.org/page/innovator_award_nomination
Submission deadline: August 12, 2021
CICF Seeks Round 2 Artist Ambassadors
Posted: Jun 15, 2021
Formed in 2019, the CICF Artist Ambassadors cohort was brought together to explore how CICF grant funding could support artists—specifically, artists of color, from the LGBTQ+ community, and artists with disabilities.
Since the group’s inception, it has interviewed and surveyed dozens of artists to understand the needs and perceptions of artists in our community. The group has intentionally taken a slow, exploratory process to provide support in ways that are responsive to the artist community’s needs in Central Indiana.
The ambassadors will conduct multiple grant rounds in 2020 and 2021 to support visual and performing artists—including individuals, partnerships and collectives.
Grant Round 2 is open for applications in June 2021 and will support visual, performing, and neighborhood based arts for activation in Summer-Fall 2021. Preference will be given to collaborative projects, particularly those that collaborate across cultures and/or artistic disciplines.
Applications open: June 2, 2021
Applications deadline: June 30, 2021 by 1:00 p.m.
Committee review period: July 1 – 30, 2021
Grant notifications: August 2, 2021
Project implementation: by November 30, 2021
Grant report due: by December 31, 2021
The application for all three rounds (visual, performing, and neighborhood) are housed on the Indianapolis Arts Council’s grant platform.
If you need assistance navigating this platform, click here.
Fishers Arts + Culture Commission Opens Applications for Grant Program
Posted: Jun 07, 2021
The Fishers Arts & Culture Commission (Commission) desires to invest in artists, art organizations, and cultural events that foster a city where arts and culture activities are a vital component of community life. Fishers is a community where arts and culture are valued, promoted for their economic benefit, and are an integral facet in our vibrant community while encouraging lifelong learning. The Commission is the nexus of local government and Fishers’ residents which seeks to unite public and private partnerships. The result is fostering a thriving arts scene that continues to help build Fishers as a smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial city.
The Commission announces its first grant program aimed at fostering creative partnerships within the Fishers arts community. Learn more.
Indiana Humanities Announces 2021 Grant Opportunities
Posted: Jan 19, 2021
Indiana Humanities will offer more than $215,000 in grants in 2021, continuing to provide opportunities for smaller rapid-response funding and larger grants that support innovative and collaborative public humanities programs.
The statewide nonprofit has a webinar online about its offerings and anticipates holding in-person grant workshops later in the year around the state to provide additional information about the grant guidelines and application instructions.
Deadlines vary by grant, but range between February 28 and July 31, 2021.
For applications, eligibility, and deadlines, visit https://indianahumanities.org/about-grants.
Shuttered Venue Operators Announces Grant Funding
Posted: Feb 03, 2021
Are you a venue operator, theatrical producer, performing arts organization, museum or cinema center?
Assistance is available for performing arts groups, venues, museums, cinemas, colleges and universities with performing arts programs and more.
You may be eligible to apply for a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. The program guidelines and application to be available very soon from SBA, but in the meantime:
Check the SBA’s FAQ document for more info on eligibility. Eligibility criteria is still evolving but get familiar and get ready. Click here to review the FAQ document.
Register your organization in the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM). Even if it turns out your organization isn’t eligible for SVOG, this is still a good use of your time because anyone who does business with the federal government must be registered in SAM and you must be registered in SAM to receive direct funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and they have grant opportunities open right now. Click here for information on how to register.
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