Those eligible to apply include community or civic organizations, schools, and many more.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs along with the Indiana Arts Commission announced the Quick Impact Placebased Grant Program is open for applications.
Those eligible to apply include community or civic organizations, Main Street organizations, local units of government as well as schools.
Project funding will range from $2,500 to $5,000 and for every dollar in grant funds awarded with 50 cents being matched by the applicant.
The matching grant is designed to fund transformational projects that spark both community-wide conversations and creativity.
Funding from both OCRA and IAC will provide and enhanced programmatic opportunity, while also increasing the total number of fundable projects.
The funding will go towards projects that have Main Street as the lead applicant, are located in a rural county, with a population of 50,000 or less, public art projects that involve an artist(s) with at least some funds directed to support their effort, and have not yet been funded by the Indiana Arts Commission before.
“Our organizations have continued to find new opportunities to creatively collaborate and expand community capacity across the state,” said Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA. “I encourage communities throughout the entire state to reach out to their local artists, Main Streets and non-profit organizations to create new partnerships or strengthen existing relationships.”
Eligible project examples include public art, transformed storefronts, pop-up shops, repurposed shipping containers, and project-based learning.
Projects must also have a positive community impact.
"We're excited to partner with OCRA to provide even more communities in our state with funds that focus on the arts,” said Lewis Ricci, Executive Director of IAC. “Cultural vibrancy attracts employers and employees and drives more economic development in communities and in the state. It also brings communities together to envision a brighter future for the lives of our citizens."
For more information, visit Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs website.