Announcing the 2022 Powering the Arts Grantees

Press Release, September 15th, 2022 ComEd, League of Chicago Theatres Award $160,000 in Grant Funding to 18 Arts Organizations Across Northern Illinois Fifth annual Powering the Arts Grant Program expands access to arts and culture   CHICAGO (September15, 2022) — After two years of disruptions due to the pandemic, in-person performances and theaters are back in northern Illinois. To increase access to the arts in northern Illinois, ComEd and the League of Chicago Theatres today announced that they have awarded $160,000 in funding to local community arts organizations across the region. Through ComEd’s annual Powering the Arts …

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The Bayless Family Foundation Stepping Stone Grant

The Bayless Family Foundation is proud to announce their continued commitment to the sustainability of Chicago’s vital theatre community with the return of the Stepping Stone Grant. Stepping Stone grant recipients receive $150,000, awarded over three years, to aid the intentional growth and sustainability of the organization. Award of this multi-year grant was paused briefly during the pandemic as the Foundation sought to prioritize responsive giving through 14 Signal Grant Awards, intended to support theatres as they returned to the stage following long closures.  Applications are now open to all Chicago theatres. The Foundation …

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The Saints Grant Opportunity

9/30/22 (Appplication Deadline) – The Saints encourage theater, dance, and music organizations to apply for our grant assistance to be used for artistic development or production-related purposes. Budget requests for grants up to $5,000 will be considered for projects occurring from August 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. Requesting organizations must be established as 501(c)(3) for a minimum of three years. The live Grant application link will be available here on September 1.Online applications will be accepted through September 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm. The Grants Guidelines & FAQs and Preview Application are now available for your review. Please review the specific requirements …

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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.