Available Grant Opportunities
The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund Grant Cycle 2
The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund is opening the next grant application session for non-profit organizations who support the arts and arts programs, including schools, libraries and museums throughout Starved Rock Country. Applications must be received March 15 through
May 1, 2023 for programs and projects happening through the end of the year. Grant recipients
will be notified in early June. Funding for the grant program is partially supported by a grant
from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Our mission is to provide grant opportunities, education, networking and online support to the Arts community throughout Starved Rock Country. Please contact us with any questions you may have. We are here to support you, and we'd love to work with you to make your charitable art project happen!
Illinois Arts Council Agency Grants
The Illinois Arts Council Agency was created as a state agency by the Illinois General Assembly in 1965 through legislation sponsored by Senators Paul Simon, Thomas McGloon, and Alan Dixon. The agency is governed by up to twenty-one private citizens chosen for their demonstrated commitment to the arts and appointed by the Governor. Council members serve in a voluntary, non-paid capacity and are charged with developing the state’s public arts policy, fostering quality culturally diverse programs, and approving grants expenditures. A small professional staff with in-depth knowledge of the arts develops and administers the agency’s programs, provides technical assistance, and ensures the responsible and impactful distribution of all funds. Resources to support the Illinois Arts Council Agency are provided by the Governor and General Assembly of Illinois and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Illinois Creative Recovery Grants
Through the B2B Arts Grant program, The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will distribute a historic $50 million in grant money to assist businesses, nonprofit organizations, and sole proprietors in the creative sector that have suffered losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications are being accepted by DCEO until May 10 at 11:59pm. Arts Alliance Illinois is here to make sure you have the support and tools needed for a successful grant application. Our help desk is your go-to hub for application support, and we will be hosting regular webinars during the grant application period.
The GIG Fund
Arts Midwest’s Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund provides financial support to arts organizations for rebuilding and re-imagining creative engagement in their communities amidst the challenging uncertainty affecting all corners of the creative sector. Whether your organization is recovering, starting anew, or doing your best to hold steady, this flexible support opportunity will help you grow by investing in your capacity to gather your community to experience the power of creative expression together. Funds are intended for organizations to build their capacity by having multiple points of access to support presenting performing and visual artists of high artistic merit, virtually or in-person.