Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching a new, competitive initiative to encourage community building and celebrate creativity.
Through the Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation initiative the Endowment is seeking ideas of all sizes and is making available grants ranging from $7,500 to $10 million.
Indiana-based public charities or governmental departments or agencies are eligible to apply. These include arts institutions, museums, zoos, schools, religious congregations, community centers, community foundations, and colleges and universities, among others. The majority of an applicant’s program or project must be implemented within Marion County.
Full eligibility requirements can be found at www.lillyendowmentarts.org.
The Endowment says it is looking for creative ideas that can help bring people together and broaden their perspectives; make arts and culture a larger part of the lives of individuals and families; increase access to arts and culture offerings among diverse audiences; enhance Indianapolis’ national and international reputation; and foster dialogue, community spirit and tourism.
The Endowment has scheduled optional information sessions in Indianapolis on Jan. 25, Jan. 30, and Feb. 7.