The Tippecanoe Arts Federation awards grant dollars annually to the North Central Indiana Region for Arts Operating Support, Arts Project Support, Mini-grants, and Capital Improvements; increasing capacity for implementation of quality arts services and programs.

Region 4 Services

Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) has proudly served as Region 4 Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), a state agency, since 1997. It is one of 12 partner organizations throughout the State of Indiana.

Serving a population of just over 525,000 citizens, Region 4 County Representatives cover the largest geographic area among the Partners, and includes 14 counties: Tippecanoe, Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Newton, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tipton, Warren, and White.

The goals of the Regional Arts Partnership are to increase public awareness and access to the arts, as well as to provide advocacy and support of the arts – all at the local level and regional level.

Grants Administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation

Indiana Arts Commission Grants

FY18 Regional Initiative Grants – Arts Project Support

FY18 Regional Initiative Grants – Arts Operating Support

Indiana Arts Commission Grants

FY18 Regional Initiative Grant Panel
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Arts Project Support: 9:00am
Arts Organization Support: 1:00pm
*Grant panels are open to the public and will be held in the North Meeting Room of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation*


North Central Health Services
Capital and Capacity Building Grants

*2017 Capital Grant Guidelines

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*2016 Final Grant Report


Credit Guidelines/Requirements (print format)

As a condition of your grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, or one of its Regional Arts Partner organizations, you are required to credit the funding support you receive. This is done by the display of the IAC logo (in the case of direct grantees) or the IAC and Regional Arts Partner logos on marketing and promotional materials related to your IAC funded project… more at Credit Guidelines/Requirements (print format).

If you have questions about how to comply with credit/ackowledgement requirements, click on the link above or contact Rex Van Zan Zant at 317-232-1273 or or Arts Education and Regional Services Director.; 765-423-2787

LOGOS for Download

IAC Logo

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For additional IAC logos, contact Rex Van Zan Zant at 317-232-1273 or

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TAF Logo

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2017 NCHS Capital and Capacity Building Grants

The leadership of North Central Health Services (NCHS) has made available $300,000 for the arts this year. This is the 13th year that NCHS has provided funding for the arts community with awards totaling over two million dollars since 2004. The grant process will be administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF). Arts and cultural organizations in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White Counties that are members of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation are eligible to apply. To become a member of TAF, click here.

This year’s grant process requires interested organizations to complete a letter of intent. The letter of intent is due by Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. ET and can be found by following this link: Discussing proposals with the Executive Director of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation is highly encouraged. To schedule an appointment and for more information, please contact Tetia Lee at or 765.423.2787.

Funds may be used for capital projects and each applicant must be a member in good standing with the Tippecanoe Arts Federation and have 501(c)(3) status. In rare circumstances, public library arts and culture capital projects in rural, underserved communities may be eligible for consideration via a fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) status.

An overview of the guidelines for the 2017 NCHS Capital Grants program may be found by clicking here.

The deadline for complete proposals is Friday, August 4, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. ET

Download 2017 Capital Grant Guidelines

Download 2016 Final Grant Report

NCHS Logo for Download

 For Grantsmaking services and information, call 765.423.2787.