Individual Artist Support Guidelines & Application Available

Individual Artist Support Guidelines & Application Available

October 27th  Deadline for Professional Development, Project Support  - NOTE NEW DEADLINE

Illinois -- The Fiscal Year 2012 guidelines and application for the Illinois Arts Council's Individual Artist Support (IAS) program are now available. Individual Artist Support funds will help Illinois artists realize career goals, take advantage of professional opportunities, and/or produce projects or bodies of work for public viewing.

The Individual Artist Support (IAS) program was developed to bridge the gap left by the suspension of the Artist Fellowship and Special Assistance Grant Programs due to reductions on the IAC budget.  The IAS program represents the Arts Council's commitment to continuing to support the work of individual artists.

"The Illinois Arts Council recognizes that individual artists are the keystone to the creation of art," says Shirley R. Madigan, Illinois Arts Council Chairman. "The Artist Fellowship Program had continuously provided fellowships to Illinois creative artists for more than twenty years, and the Council remains committed to individual artists despite diminishing resources."


Guidelines are available online at


The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM on Thursday, October 27 , 2011, for the electronic portion of the application, and 4:30 PM on Friday, October 28, 2011, for the non-electronic portion.


Application workshop webinars are scheduled in September and October:

Mon, Sep 26, 2011, 12:00 PM Central Daylight Time

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Thu, Oct 6, 2011, 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time

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Wed, Oct 19, 2011, 5:00 PM Central Daylight Time

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 More information is available in the Individual Artist Support section of the Illinois Arts Council website, at Please email Encarnacion Teruel at with any questions.