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Grant Opportunities for Arts Programming

Rhino's Holiday Art Show

Rhino's Holiday Art Show, an October 2012 Arts Grant project. For more past project images, visit our Photo Gallery.

Bloomington Arts Commission Arts Project Grant Program

The Bloomington Arts Commission, as part of its mission to foster an environment that promotes the arts, makes funds available to support local art projects.

Grants are available to nonprofit organizations participating in arts activities that align with current areas of focus of the Arts Commission: to cultivate a community in which residents appreciate the value of personal and collective artistic activity; to encourage collaboration in and diversification of artistic activities that are equitable and inclusive; to foster ongoing creativity and innovation; to enhance and support a high level of artistry; and to support the economic vitality and interests of local artists and arts organizations.

Information for Applicants:

Deadline for the 2017 funding cycle is 5:00 p.m., March 31, 2017.

For Current Grant Recipients:

Acknowledgment requirements:

The Commission requires that all promotional and programmatic printed or written material about the project meant for public distribution should utilize the BAC logo or a credit line stating, "This project is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission's Arts Project Grant Program." If no printed or written promotional and programmatic material is used, a verbal acknowledgement of BAC support must be announced and documented. The Commission logo is located here (JPG 16.18 KB). Higher resolution and different format logos are available, please inquire.

Final report requirements

No later than 30 days after the completion of a project, a final grant report is required to be filed. An extension can be granted, but must be requested before the initial 30 days has elapsed - contact staff for information on filing for an extension. The final report form is located here (DOC 77.50 KB).

For more information, contact Sean Starowitz, Assistant Director of Economic and Sustainable Development for the Arts, BAC Staff Liaison, at starowis@bloomington.in.gov bac@bloomington.in.gov or (812) 349-3534.

The City offers other grant programs that can support arts projects. For an overview, click here (PDF 91.91 KB).