The Valley Arts Cooperative is a community partnership that is being formed in Borden, Indiana. The mission of the Valley Arts Cooperative is to provide marketing opportunities for artisans, entertainers, craftsmen, etc. to sell their work. This includes any individuals in Indiana Arts Commision (IAC) - Region 12 which includes Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott, and Washington counties in Indiana.
As many arts organizations expand, they tend to support out-of-state artists above the artists in their own local market. The Valley Arts Cooperative will focus entirely on southern Indiana artisans and will develop a landscape to support arts as a career. This could include events, retail opportunities, open air markets, art shows, arts training, mentorships, etc.