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 Indiana arts and non-arts organizations to support a distinct aspect of the organization’s arts activities, such as a one-time event; a single production; an exhibition; an educational seminar; or 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 FY2020 Guidelines

*Due Date:  March 5, 2019


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, 2019

*Due Date:  March 5, 2019

Region 8 Arts Organization Support I FY2020 Guidelines

**Region 8 Arts Organization Support II FY2020 – 2021 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.


Guidelines for FY19 APS and AOSI Grants:

APS Guidelines

AOSI Guidelines


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