The Columbus Area Arts Council is proud to support arts and cultural organizations as well as individual artists.

Indiana Arts Commission
Region 9 Arts Partner

Columbus Area Arts Council is one of 11 Regional Partners charged with implementing a statewide initiative developed by the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC). The Arts Council serves as the Regional Arts Partner for Region 9, representing Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.

Fiscal Year 2021 Grants

The FY21 grant cycle runs from July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021.

Arts Organization and Arts Project Support
through IAC and CAAC

Arts Project Support (APS) grants provide funding to Indiana arts and non-arts organizations to support a distinct aspect of the organization’s arts activities, such as a one-time event; a single production; an exhibition; an educational seminar; or series of related arts activities, such as art classes or training sessions.



Arts Organization Support (AOS) provides annual operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of eligible arts organizations that align with the Indiana Arts Commission’s Public Funding Imperatives.


FY21 Grant Recipients 

The Columbus Area Arts Council is proud to support each of these organizations with grant dollars during the FY21 grant cycle:

Arts Organization Support (AOS)

  • Batesville Area Arts Council – Ripley County

  • Columbus Pro Musica (Columbus Indiana Philharmonic) – Bartholomew County

  • The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Inc. – Bartholomew County

  • Dancers Studio, Inc. – Bartholomew County

  • Dearborn Highlands Arts Council – Dearborn County

  • Mill Race Theatre Company – Bartholomew County

  • Southern Indiana Center for the Arts – Jackson County

  • Tree County Players – Decatur County


Arts Project Support (APS)

  • Actors Community Theatre of Seymour – Jackson County

  • Bartholomew County Public Library – Bartholomew County

  • Columbus City Band – Bartholomew County

  • Developmental Services, Inc. (DSI) – Bartholomew County

  • Dillsboro Arts Friendship Gallery – Dearborn County

  • Jackson County Community Theater – Jackson County

  • Our Heritage, Inc. (Jennings County Historical Society) – Jennings County

  • Vevay Main Street, Inc. – Switzerland County


Grant Resources

Region 9 Grant Applications for AOS and APS are online. Application guidelines, blank application samples and other resources can be found below.


If you are a previous grantee, you do not need to complete a Letter of Intent (LOI). 

For further information about Region 9 grants, contact
Kris Roberts: kroberts@artsincolumbus.org


Region 9 Grantees

Crediting Funding Organizations

If you receive IAC funding through the Columbus Area Arts Council, you are required to use the following logos on all promotional material:


  • Columbus Area Arts Council

  • Indiana Arts Commission

  • National Endowment for the Arts


Grantees may position the logos as they choose to best fit their design needs while following these guidelines:


  • All logos are sized proportionally to the original dimensions and proportion (i.e. do not squeeze or stretch the logos)

  • Logos must not be resized to make text unreadable

  • Allow adequate space between each logo


If design restrictions on promotional materials preclude you from using the NEA logo, written and/or verbal credit language must be included in marketing and promotional materials related to the funded project. You will be required to demonstrate how this language was incorporated into your promotional materials in your final grant report. This language should read:


“This activity made possible, in part, with support from the Columbus Area Arts Council, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.”


Please direct all logo use questions to:

Bridget Eckert





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