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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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: