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.

Confluence Writers Project – An Opportunity for Playwrights in Missouri and Illinois

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival is looking for applications from Missouri and Illinois residents for their Confluence Writers Project. More info and application at The Festival will award three residencies to emerging playwrights who are residents of Missouri or Illinois for the third annual Confluence Writers Project. As part of the program, Cohort members will: • Participate in a weekend retreat near St. Louis, if deemed safe and desirable. • Meet monthly, either teleconference or in-person for daylong writing sessions, workshops, and mentorship activities. • Participate in a knowledge-sharing opportunity for students …

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Collaboraction Seeking Submissions for 2021 Festivals

– It’s submission season at Collaboraction, Chicago’s theater for social change. Collaboraction produces performing arts festivals that give under-represented voices platforms to share personal, powerful and authentic stories that move the soul and stir the mind. Currently, the company is seeking a diverse pool of artists to submit proposals for work of seven minutes or less for three festivals planned for 2021: The Light, a summer festival showcasing Chicago artists 21 and under; Encounter Englewood, a new video fest created by and showcasing Englewood artists/activists, and the 6th Annual PEACEBOOK, Collaboraction’s fall …

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Applications are now open for the International Online Festival of Latino Theater

FIT 2.0 International Online Festival of Latino Theater March 19-26, 2021 A new international stage for Latino talent to be showcased and for them to be able to entertain, move, and transform audiences through the powerful force of theater. It is also a new space for the public to reconnect; providing audiences the opportunity to be another member of the judging panel at the festival. Applications are now open for the International Online Festival of Latino Theater. The event will take place from March 19-26, 2021. AWARDS: ● First Place $1,000 (USD) …

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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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Jackalope Playwrights Lab – Winter Session

This eight-week writing intensive is designed for a class of 8 writers interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and meets virtually on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm on Zoom. COST: $200 UPCOMING SESSIONS: WINTER 2021 SESSION will run from January 9th through February 27th, 2021. DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on December 28th, 2020. TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10-page writing sample to TEACHING ARTIST BIO: Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The …

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