Available Grant Opportunities

Art and Culture Grants in Illinois

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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.

22-23 Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund Grant

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund. We are pleased to partner

with non-profit organizations, schools, libraries, and community groups who support the arts and arts programs.

Please note the following:

1. Grant Approval - All grant awards are subject to availability of funds and the impact the program, project or

initiative will have in the community. This is a competitive grant opportunity and applications will be evaluated on a

measurable scale by the Grants Advisory Committee.

2. Non-Profit Organizations - Grants are available to non-profit organizations throughout LaSalle, Bureau, and

Putnam Counties. Proof of non-profit status is required, and a copy of your 501©3 letter from the IRS must be

attached to your grant application.

3. Schools, Libraries, Community Groups – Grants must be used for charitable purposes that serve a broad

range of your students, members and/or the community at large.

4. Grant Cycles – There are two grant cycles per calendar year. Applications will be accepted March 15 thru

May 1, with grant announcements in early June. Payment will be made within ten days. Applications will

also be accepted October 15 thru December 1, with grant announcements made in early January.

Payment will be made within ten days.

5. Grant Match – There is a 25% cash match required. Source of the cash match may be required.

6. Application – Please complete the attached application and attach all supporting documentation.

7. Final Reports – All Final reports are due to the SRCCF office no later than 30 days after the completion of the

project, event, or initiative. No additional awards will be granted unless the final report for an existing grant is

received. The Final Grant Report document will be sent to you with the award check and is also available online.

8. Excess Grant Funds – Any grant dollars not utilized for the stated purpose must be returned. Any excess grant

dollars must be returned. All grant dollars must be expended prior to December 31 each year.

9. All programs, handouts, advertising, and other marketing material for your award related activities must

include the acknowledgement below. Logos should be included where appropriate and practical.


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal


funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.