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As part of its mission, the Arts Council works with local foundations to support and nurture the careers of professional artists. In 2017, the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation (CDFF) and the Arts Council of Indianapolis (ACI) will create and pilot a new juried artist grant/award program to provide quick turnaround project funding for professional artists in Indiana that promotes, celebrates, recognizes, and rewards excellence. The aim of the program is to recognize contemporary visual artists and support their exceptional projects.
Application: online application (Apply now!)
Application Guidelines: Click here (1.2 MB) to download
Applications Deadline: May 30, 2018
Award Notifications: 15-days after quarterly deadline (See guidelines)
Workshop Dates: January 18, 5 pm; April 19, 5 pm; July 19, 2018; and October 18, 5 pm (See guidelines for complete schedule)
General Grant Information
The DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award Program will honor up to five contemporary visual artists with grants of up to $10,000 each year for aspirational visual arts projects. Each project must demonstrate an immediate need for the requested funds and be completed within the stated deadline. It is intended to allow a high-tolerance for risk and exploration and will provide support for an artist’s creative practice that will help her/him push their work in dynamic ways. Each artist will submit a final report at the end of the process and may be included in a final curated exhibition.
Applications are reviewed quarterly but are accepted on a rolling basis, and may be submitted at any time. The 2018 deadline dates for review are February 23, May 30, *August 31, and *November 30, 2018. All submissions are due by 5 pm on the quarterly deadline date. Applications received after 5 pm will be included in the next adjudication cycle.
Please note that all grant awards are subject to *availability of funds for up to five contemporary artists each year.
For more information, please contact Leesa Jing at (317) 631-3301 or Ljing@indyarts.org.
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