Grant Announcement: MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

The MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation welcomes requests from small- to mid-sized organizations active in all creative disciplines, including but not limited to dance, film and video, literary arts, multimedia and interdisciplinary arts, museums and collections, music and sound, theater, and visual arts. MacArthur-Driehaus Cycle Two, open now, is for organizations primarily serving Chicago audiences and whose actual expenses in the most recently completed fiscal year were between $150,000 and $500,000 total. The deadline for Cycle Two applications is May 2, 2022 at 6pm Central …

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Jerrell L. Henderson Awarded the 2022 Roberson Resident Fellowship

Read the Full Press Release Below: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cathy Taylor, Cathy Taylor Public Relations, (773) 564-9564, The League of Chicago Theatres awards the 2022 Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Resident Fellowship to Jerrell L. Henderson and Free Street Theater Chicago (January 25, 2022) – The League of Chicago Theatres has awarded the 2022 Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Resident Fellowship to director Jerrell L. Henderson and Free Street Theater. Henderson will be awarded $20,000 for participation in the program and Free Street Theater will be awarded $7,500 for its support of …

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Grant Announcement: Rick Bayless’ Family Foundation Opens Annual Theater Grant Applications

Celebrity chef’s foundation makes $300,000 available to Chicago theater companies The Bayless Family Foundation is proud to announce the 2021 “Signal Grant” application is open for Chicago theaters. “We hope these grants can be a lively, bright spark to our city’s theater scene after what’s been a dark time,” said Rick Bayless, the celebrity chef behind the James Beard Award-winning restaurants Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. The “Signal Grant” is being offered in response to the COVID crisis for Chicago’s theatre community, which has been among the hardest-hit industries in the ongoing pandemic …

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Grant Announcement: The Illinois Arts Council Agency Fiscal Year 2022 General Operating Support Grant

The Illinois Arts Council Agency announced the release of the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) General Operating Support Grant. Formerly known as the Program Grant, this annual program provides general operating support to eligible Illinois non-profit organizations for public arts programming of high artistic merit. The application deadline for FY22 is Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Read More.

Grant Opportunity: Announcing Chicago’s Cultural Treasures

It’s time to design an arts and culture initiative — together. Chicago’s Cultural Treasures is a four-year initiative to support our city’s BIPOC-led and -focused arts and culture organizations as they face unprecedented challenges to their decades of leadership and resiliency. This is not a standard grantmaking initiative. Yes, there will be general operating grants — but also capacity-building and technical assistance tailored to meet the needs of Chicago’s diverse arts and culture community. Yes, we will have deadlines and processes, but we will not have a one-size-fits-all approach. We will work …

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Grant Opportunity: Arts Work Fund Think Explore Share

Next Grant Deadline: Dec. 30, 2020 Think Grants: Think grants give arts organizations the time and space to think through a question, analyze challenges and opportunities, and develop plans or small tests of change related to the current moment and its potential impact for the future. Competitive proposals will demonstrate how and why the organization selected the challenge or the questions to be examined and how they will structure their exploration. Explore Grants: Explore grants intended to provide for arts organizations that have fully developed ideas with the resources to test and …

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Grant Announcement: Bayless Family Foundation Signal Grant Program

We all know 2020 has irrevocably changed the theatre industry in Chicago. When speaking with theatres this year, we heard that one of the biggest fears coming was the cash flow crisis around the start of a production. We hope to alleviate some of the stress of ticket pre-sales, hiring and paying artists and technicians, and acquiring the materials needed to bring a production to life. We are awarding 12 companies a one-time grant of $25,000 to defray the mounting costs for a live, multi-week production for an in-person audience. For more …

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