Grants & Programs

Arts-in-Education Residency Program

The Arts-in-Education (AIE) Residency Program provides support for professional artist to provide hands-on learning in schools and communities statewide. The IACA recognizes the arts as a necessity in the development of Illinois students as future contributing members of society and the importance of the inclusion of the arts in lifelong learning. 

Program Goals

  • To create a focus around which the educational and civic community can develop or strengthen programs in arts education.
  • To assist educators in innovative curriculum development and implementation.
  • To increase the understanding of, and appreciation for, the arts and artists within schools and communities.
  • To support arts programming that reflects the diversity and cultural richness of Illinois and encourages active participation from all residents.

Grant requests for fiscal year 2017 are for residency activities occuring between November 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017.


June 6, 2016. Applications must be successfully submitted to the Illinois eGrant system by 11:59pm central time.

To access the AIE Residency Program Guidelines, follow this link:


Follow this LINK to a recorded webinar on applying for this grant.