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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.
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