Grants & Programs

Request Options

Fiscal Year 2015 Program Grants support activities occurring between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015. Applications may be submitted for General Operating Support or Project Support. Applicants will indicate one option within the Illinois eGrant application.

  • General Operating Support is available for arts organizations and organizations with significant arts programming and may be used for any allowable expenses.
  • Project Support is most appropriate for projects that are outside of the organization’s established arts discipline or for organizations with limited arts programming. Grant funds may only be used for expenses related to the artistic project described.

Colleges and universities, and organizations whose primary services are not arts-related, may only apply for costs related to public arts programming activities.  College and university arts programs and projects must involve the general community beyond college or university students, faculty, and staff.

Applicants will not request specific grant amounts. Grant amounts will be determined once the FY15 State of Illinois budget is finalized. The IACA anticipates that award amounts will range from $500 to $13,000. Grants will be based on the following factors:

  • The Illinois Arts Council budget allocation
  • The organization’s most recently completed fiscal year’s cash expenses as demonstrated by Attachment B: Illinois Cultural Data Project IACA Funder Report
  • The review score given to the application