ComEd Powering the Arts Program

2021 ComEd Powering the Arts Program

The 2021 Grant Cycle is now closed. Please check back for more information about the 2022 Grant Cycle. 

Recognizing that access to art in our communities is a crucial element of the quality of our lives, ComEd has partnered with the League of Chicago Theatres to administer the ComEd Powering the Arts Program. Through this program ComEd and the League of Chicago Theatres look to reach audiences throughout the ComEd service area that have otherwise been unable to access arts and cultural offerings.

The ComEd Powering the Arts Program awards grants of up to $10,000 to arts and culture organizations supporting their efforts to reach new and diverse audiences in ComEd’s service area of northern Illinois. Grant recipients can use the Powering the Arts grants in combination with other funding sources to cover a portion of the expenses associated with developing and/or supporting their programs for reaching these audiences.

Learn more about the 2021 program guidelines.

Eligible Applicants are nonprofit arts and cultural institutions that are located within ComEd’s service territory, and must be in good standing with ComEd related to provision of utilities, and cannot have previously received grant/sponsorship funding from ComEd or Exelon within the past two years.

Before applying, please check ComEd’s service territory map to ensure your proposed project is located within the service territory boundaries. We are unable to fund projects that are located outside the service territory boundaries.
Schools, school districts, governments, and government-run organizations are not eligible to apply.

Download the 2021 application.

Apply for the ComEd Powering the Arts Program


2020 Grant Recipients: 12 Northern Illinois Arts Organizations Awarded Grants from ComEd, League of Chicago Theatres

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