The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) is a state agency funded by the General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. BCCF is the official Region 8 Arts Partner and our charge is to work alongside the Commission to promote and expand participation in the arts for our region, which includes Brown, Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Greene, Martin, Lawrence, and Orange counties. This includes providing access to funding opportunities like the Regional Initiative Grants (Arts Project Support and Arts Organization Support I, II).


Arts Project Support (APS) grants provide funding to nonprofit organizations to support a specific part of the organization’s arts activities, such as a one-time event; a single production; an exhibition; an educational workshop; or a series of related arts activities such as art classes or training sessions.

APS applicants may request up to $5,000 or up to 50% of allowable project expenses, whichever is less.

Region 8 Arts Project Support FY2021 Guidelines

*Due Date:  March 5, 2020


The Arts Organization Support provides annual operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of eligible arts organizations that align with the Indiana Arts Commission’s Public Funding Imperatives.

*Letters of Intent Due: January 15, 2020

*Due Date:  March 5, 2020

Region 8 Arts Organization Support I FY2021 Guidelines

Region 8 Arts Organization Support II** FY20-21 Guidelines

**AOS II applicants must have an annual cash operating income and expenses of $250,000 or more over a three-year average, as supported by the most recent Financial Statements.


The IAC’s Creative Community Pathway is a roadmap for any Indiana community to start, focus, or deepen arts and culture-based strategies to grow community well-being. As a capacity building program, the Pathway aligns local creative assets – artists, arts and culture strategies, partners and resources – to support a community’s unique goals and dreams. Simultaneously, it organizes a sustainable, healthy creative ecosystem for artists and cultural organizations.

The Creative Community Pathway organizes community efforts using best practices, and provides resources. The Pathway also directly prepares communities who wish to pursue the Indiana Cultural District designation and Spotlight Community recognition. Communities interested in pursuing special designation through the program need to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by February 27, 2020.


Please contact our Region 8 Arts Coordinator, Larry Pejeau, with questions:    or    812-720-1417