The City of Fishers is now accepting applications for the 2024 Fishers Arts & Culture Commission Grant. This program aims to foster creative partnerships within the Fishers arts community by providing funds for a wide variety of arts and cultural related activities within the City.
In its fourth year, the Arts & Culture Commission Grant invests in artists, art organizations, and cultural events that promote creativity, vibrancy, and a sense of place within the community. Since 2021, the Commission has distributed over $142,000 in funds to 37 projects or organizations. The grant is administered by the Fishers Arts & Culture Commission (FACC) and funds are allocated from the City of Fishers’ annual budget.
“The Commission is excited to announce the fourth annual Fishers Arts and Culture Grant," shared Katie Haigh, Chair of the Fishers Arts & Culture Commission. "Since its inception in 2021, the grant has supported numerous transformative projects throughout Fishers - from captivating public performances to immersive gallery displays and innovative public art pieces. We look forward to another year of inspiring submissions from our vibrant Fishers art community."
Artists, creative companies, nonprofits and for-profit businesses that are in or do work within City of Fishers boundaries are invited to apply. Grant funds range from $1,000 to $7,500 and projects must take place within Fishers. No match is required. Applications for the 2024 grant cycle are due December 15, 2023.
The City also launched a new Fishers Arts & Culture Commission Business Matching Grant for businesses and organizations to partner with the Commission for the installation of public art on their property. Matching funds can be requested up to $25,000 and must be at least 50% of the total project cost.
Targeted areas for this new investment include along the Nickel Plate Trail and Nickel Plate District, I-69 and State Road 37 corridors, Allisonville Road corridor, 96th Street, 116th Street, 126th Street, Lantern Road, USA Parkway, Crosspoint Boulevard, Olio Road and areas surrounding both Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern High Schools. Applications are accepted and reviewed bi-monthly throughout 2023 during Commission meetings.
Two business matching grants have been awarded thus far, including the Mudsock Horsepower mural at Alderman Automotive by Hue Murals by Koda Witsken and The Stations at Fishers District sculpture at Whistle Drive Development by Rachel Kavathe Studio.
To learn more about the Fishers Arts & Culture Commission Grant and apply, visit fishers.in.us/grants.