Grants & Programs

Program Grant

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Organizations that submitted a Program Grant application for fiscal year 2017 and submitted the recently requested update, DO NOT NEED TO APPLY. The submitted update will be utilized as the fiscal year 2018 application.

Program Grant funds provide support to established not-for-profit organizations that make a significant local, regional, or statewide impact on the quality of life in Illinois.  Grants recognize arts programming of high quality that is appropriate to and reflective of the communities served and that broaden opportunities for the public to participate in the arts.

Grants are available for either general operating support or project support. Successful applicants demonstrate strong operations, stable management, ongoing assessment and evaluation, and a strong commitment to making artistic programs accessible and relevant to a diverse range of participants. Organizations must also show that their programs and activities have artistic, educational, and cultural value. 

The FY18 deadline is October 2, 2017 
The FY18 Guidelines can be accessed HERE.  

Application Assistance:
Workshops will provide an overview of the application and review process. For details visit the Workshops & Webinars webpage.