As part of its mission to foster Indiana University Bloomington's longstanding strengths in the arts and humanities and celebrate their public value and significance, the IU Bloomington Arts & Humanities Council has initiated new internal funding programs to advance the work of faculty artists and scholars.
The new faculty grant programs include:
- The Public Humanities Project, supporting research projects that benefit Bloomington and other southern Indiana communities, funded by the IU Office of the Vice President for Research through IU's New Frontiers in Arts and Humanities program.
- Public Arts Grants for projects such as art installations and performances that enrich the Bloomington community, offered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research in collaboration with the City of Bloomington's Department of Economic and Sustainable Development.
- New fellowships in the arts and humanities offered through IU Bloomington's Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, an institute supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
- An Open Access Monograph Digital Publishing program for manuscripts in the humanities and social sciences, offered in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Provost at IU Bloomington, the IU Libraries, and IU Press.