Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

January 14, 2013

Arts grants application meetings soon

The Herald-Tribune

— The Columbus Area Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2013-14 Indiana Arts Commission’s Regional Initiative Grants cycle. Any organization applying for funding in the Arts Project Support/Mini Grants and Arts Organization Support categories must submit an electronic application to IAC by March 1.

On Jan. 16, all grant application guidelines will be available for download from

To aid arts organizations in the grant application process, two public information sessions have been scheduled: Monday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Family Connections, 202 N. Gaslight St., Versailles; Wednesday Jan. 16, at noon in The Commons Lower Conference Room, downtown Columbus. A third and final session will be scheduled later in the month in Dearborn County. These sessions are open to any nonprofit organization, municipality or school that is planning arts-related activities for the upcoming fiscal year.

IAC established the Regional Partnership Initiative in 1995 to better provide arts services to Hoosiers. The Columbus Area Arts Council is the regional partner for the southeastern Indiana region, which covers Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties. In addition to providing funds, the regional partnership also provides technical assistance, information and referral to arts and cultural organizations.

Info: regional services director Jeff Kuehl, 812-376-2535 or