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IAC Grants

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

CAAC is the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) Regional Arts Partner for Region 9, representing Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland Counties.

Regional Arts Partners work alongside the IAC to promote and expand participation in the arts in Indiana. Partners provide broad local access to arts services and funding opportunities and provides services that include grantsmaking, information, and referral.

Types of Grants


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 program priorities.


Arts Project
Support (APS)

  • January 4, 2023 - Grant Applications Open

  • February 7, 2023 @ 4pm - Webinar: Applying for APS

  • March 9, 2023 - Grant Applications Due

  • April 25, 2023 @ 10am - Region 9 Public Panel Review

  • July 13, 2023 - Final Grant Reports Due

  • July–August 2023 - Final Payments (25%) Distributed



Support (AOS)

FY2024–2025 (open biannually)
  • January 4, 2023 - Grant Applications Open

  • January 24, 2023 @ 4pm - Webinar: AOS for New Applicants

  • March 19, 2023 - Grant Applications Due

  • April 28, 2023 @ 2pm - Public Panel Review

  • July 13, 2023 - Final Grant Reports Due

  • July–August 2023 - Final Payments (25%) Distributed



For further information about Region 9 grants, contact Kim Wadholm, Region 9 Arts Partner and CAAC Operations Manager: or 812-376-2539

FY23 Region 9 Grant Recipients 

July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023


The Columbus Area Arts Council is proud to support each of these organizations with grant dollars during the FY23 grant cycle:

Arts Organization Support

  • Batesville Area Arts Council – Ripley County

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

  • The Columbus Symphony Orchestra – Bartholomew County

  • Dancers Studio, Inc. of Columbus – Bartholomew County

  • Dearborn Highlands Arts Council – Dearborn County

  • Mill Race Theatre Company – Bartholomew County

  • Southeastern Indiana Dance, Inc. – Ripley County

  • Southern Indiana Center for the Arts – Jackson County

  • Tree County Players – Decatur County


Arts Project Support

  • Columbus City Band – Bartholomew County

  • Columbus Museum of Art and Design – Bartholomew County

  • Columbus Scottish Festival Inc – Bartholomew County

  • Ethnic Expo, City of Columbus – Bartholomew County

  • The Happy Tree Art Studio (Fiscal Sponsor: Everyday Connections) – Jackson County

  • Historic Hoosier, Inc. – Switzerland County

  • Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Columbus – Bartholomew County

  • Jackson County Community Theater – Jackson County

  • Just Friends, Inc  – Bartholomew County

  • Lawrenceburg Community Schools - Central Elementary School Visual Art 9 (Fiscal Sponsor: Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness & Art, Inc) – Dearborn County

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

  • Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness & Art, Inc. – Jennings County

  • Ripley County Tourism Bureau – Ripley County

  • Vevay Main Street, Inc. – Switzerland County

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