The Individual Artists Program aims to assist Chicago's professional artists in creating work that elevates their careers and brings value to the City of Chicago.
Project-based grants will be made to resident Chicago artists over the age of 18 across numerous disciplines and through six funding categories.
The application will open and guidelines will become available at www.chicagoculturalgrants.org on October 23, 2017. The application deadline is December 1, 2017 at 5pm CST.
All applicants are encouraged to attend an Application Assistance Workshop. Attendance is only required if you have not attended a workshop in 2015 or 2016.
The free workshop schedule is as follows:
Workshops at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago
- Thursday, November 2: 5:30-7:30pm in Claudia Cassidy Theater
- Tuesday, November 7: 9-11am in 5th Floor Washington Room
- Wednesday, November 8: 11am-1pm in Claudia Cassidy Theater
- Wednesday, November 15: 9-11am in 5th Floor Washington Room
- Thursday, November 16: 12-2pm in 5th Floor Washington Room
To sign up for one of these training sessions, please visit: https://dcaseiap20186training.eventbrite.com
Workshop at Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W. 35th St., Chicago
- Wednesday, October 25: 7-9pm
To sign up for this training session, please visit: http://dcaseiap2018training2.eventbrite.com
Workshops will review updates to grant guidelines and eligibility requirements, review criteria and provide guidance to help applicants prepare the strongest, most competitive applications. The workshop presentation will run approximately one hour long, followed by time for questions and one-on-one conversations with the Cultural Grants team.
The DCASE Individual Artists Program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.