I wanted to share the below information with you regarding a one-time opportunity the IAC has for artists with disabilities. We have received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to offer a special category called the Artist Access category as part of our Individual Artist Program grant (IAP). Funded artists will receive an IAP grant the same as anyone who receives a grant in any other category. The purpose of this grant category is to grow the careers of artists with disabilities, many of whom are either emerging artists and/or have never written or received a grant award. Please note, if you are an artist with a disability the choice is yours to apply to this category or to apply under the general discipline category. However, there is specific funding set aside for this category unlike the other categories of the IAP program (visual arts, crafts, etc.).
The guidelines for the program as well as other workshop dates can be found here: http://www.in.gov/arts/2474.htm. The Access workshops listed below will be geared towards first time grant writers and will also feature some helpful tips and insights from artist Wug Laku who recently received a Creative Renewal Grant. If you are unable to attend in person, we are offering the option of using a free call-in number to participate via telephone. Just let me know when you RSVP if you would like to attend via telephone for one of the two dates listed below.
If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to RSVP to one of the Access workshops, please let me know! Hope you can be part of one of the workshops!