Illinois Arts Council Agency Announces Availability of Fiscal Year 2020 Open Deadline Grants

The Illinois Arts Council Agency is pleased to announce the release of Fiscal Year 2020 guidelines and application materials for its open deadline programs. Grant requests for fiscal year 2020 will be accepted until funds are fully committed or by May 15, 2019 for activities occurring through August 31, 2020. Applications must be received no less than 8 weeks prior to the project start date. StARTS Program – Short-term Artists Residencies – provides support of up to $4,500 to eligible Illinois not-for-profit organizations, schools, and school districts for short term residencies focused …

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The Saints Award Grants to Metro Chicago Performing Arts Companies

The Saints, Volunteers for the Performing Arts, announce the awarding of more than $78,000 in grants to 22 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2019. The grants will be awarded to dance, music and theater organizations for 2019-20 projects. Over the last twenty-five years, the Saints have given more than $1,000,000 to over 250 companies and venues. The 2019 grants are funding: enhancement of performance space, the crafting of unique costumes & props, licensing of works, musical instruments, the purchase of various kinds of technical equipment and more. Awardees, …

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Year of Chicago Theatre Opportunities

The City of Chicago and the League of Chicago Theatres have designated 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre. This citywide, year-long focus on theatre is the first of its kind in the U.S. The initiative includes performances and special events for the public at hundreds of cultural venues, theaters, parks and neighborhood locations throughout the city. The City of Chicago and its partners will also launch a marketing campaign; provide additional financial grants to theatre projects; encourage dialog around inclusion and equity; and call on civic, philanthropic, arts and business leaders …

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Applications now open for 2019 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award

The League of Chicago Theatres is now accepting applications for the 2019 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award. The recipient of the award receives $5,000, a consultation and marketing support package with advertising support. The award was created in 2007 to encourage, support and promote young theatres in Chicago that have demonstrated great ability and promise, artistic excellence and fiscal responsibility in business practices. A nominating committee comprised of Chicago theatre administrators, artists, and educators reviews all the applications and selects the finalists. The honoree is selected from this group of finalists …

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2019 ComEd Powering the Arts Program

The application period for the 2019 ComEd Powering the Arts Program is now open and will close on March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. CST. 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 …

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Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grants

Applications Deadline is March 5 The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) generates revenue from downtown developments to finance cultural projects that strengthen commercial corridors on the South, Southwest and West Sides. Grants support property owners and tenants who provide cultural experiences by providing funding for storefront build-out, façade repair, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, new construction, roofing repairs, etc. Please visit NeighborhoodOpportunityFund.com for more information. Cultural organizations and creative businesses interested in hearing more about NOF grants should join us for a free workshop on January 31, 11am-noon at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E …

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