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The 2020 Public Art for Neighborhoods Community Connection Grants are designed to support the work of artists leading in their own communities, partnering with their neighborhoods and neighborhood-based organizations, to help address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and to advance racial justice priorities on a hyperlocal level that have been identified by the neighborhoods themselves. Through this funding, which is being directed as quickly as possible as an aspect of COVID-19 relief, artists can help envision a more connected, just, and equitable future for everyone. Arts and culture will be essential to our recovery and progress as a society, and supporting artists’ work is the key to arts and cultural activity.
GRANT AMOUNT: $500 – $2,500
ELIGIBILITY: Artists and Marion County community-based organizations may apply
DEADLINE: Apply when ready; program ends when funding is depleted or on March 19, 2021, whichever occurs sooner
FULL INFORMATION and APPLICATION WORKSHOPS: Visit the program website
Public Art for Neighborhoods Community Connection is a City of Indianapolis grant program administered by the Arts Council of Indianapolis. The funds to be granted have been provided to the City by private developers in partial or full satisfaction of their public art requirement as outlined in Ch. 271 of the Indianapolis-Marion County Code of Ordinances.
At least 50% of funds granted through this program will support projects in neighborhoods where the average household income is less than 138% of the current Federal poverty line.
Eligible Lead Applicants
An organizational Lead Applicant must be physically based in the Marion County neighborhood where the project is planned to take place.
Eligible Participating Artists
Eligible Community Partners
We are looking for projects that use the arts to address issues or situations raised by the COVID-19 pandemic within the community, and/or engage the arts to support racial justice initiatives on a neighborhood scale.
We are looking for a strong, authentic, collaborative partnership between an artist and the community–ideally, with an artist who lives in the community.
We are looking for an approach that is artistically relevant to the community, and one that the community members will connect with and appreciate.
Potential projects to consider include:
HOW TO APPLY
Visit the grant program website to download and review full application instructions before applying.
Apply ONLINE ONLY through this link.
Applications require the following:
QUESTIONS? Contact Julia Moore, Director of Public Art, Arts Council of Indianapolis, firstname.lastname@example.org
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