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Regional Arts Partners Best Practices Regional Arts Partners Best Practices

 

Application Sample

Best Practices for Grantsmaking - The grantsmaking services provided by the Partner seek to provide a systematic and publicly accountable process for providing regional arts block grant funds to arts providers within the region for the support of arts activities, services, and resources which have been identified by the arts needs assessment and regional service plan process. All of the grantsmaking management service standards in this document are considered minimum service standards for every Partner and are organized into the following categories: planning, resources, delivery, communication, and record keeping.

Best Practices for Information & Referral Services - The information & referral services provided by the Partner seek to ensure that information about and linkage to arts activities, services, and resources is provided to the general public, artists, and arts providers. The information and referral service standards are organized into the following categories: planning, resources, delivery, communication, and record keeping.

Best Practices for Organizational Governance - The governance element of the organization seeks to ensure that the organization has the structure, governing board, and organizational planning processes, policies and procedures, and other documents in place in order to help fulfill its mission. The best practices are organized into the following categories: corporate structure, governing board, and organizational planning.

Best Practices for Organizational Management - The management element of the organization seeks to ensure that the organization has the necessary resources (human, financial, facilities, and equipment) to effectively implement programs and services and have a positive presence in the community. The management best practices are organized into the following categories and were compiled for the Partners to use to enhance performance in these areas: program management, human resources, community relations, facilities & equipment, and financial management.

RAP Map - Contact Information for the Indiana Arts Commission's Regional Partners.