For Educators

IACA Announces FY19 Arts And Foreign Language Grants

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FY19 Arts and Foreign Language Education Grant Recipients

The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA), in cooperation with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), is pleased to announce that it has awarded twelve grants to districts and schools across the state for arts and foreign language education. The Arts and Foreign Language Education Grant Program (AFL) is designed to assist school districts and other eligible applicants with the development, maintenance or enhancement of curricular programs in the arts or foreign language.

IACA Announces 2019 Literary Awards Program Recipients

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year 2019 Literary Awards Program recipients. The Literary Awards Program recognizes Illinois writers and promotes greater awareness of non-commercial publishing in the state. Eligible not-for-profit literary magazines nominate Illinois writers recently featured in their publications.

Twenty thousand dollars in $1,000 companion awards was distributed among ten Illinois writers and the magazines which published their work.

IACA Announces 2019 Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program Award Recipients

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the fiscal year 2019 Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP.) Twelve master artists are recognized with awards of $3,000 each to instruct their chosen apprentices through intensive one-on-one sessions. MAP acknowledges the need for structured opportunities to pass on traditional, folk, and classical ethnic arts as part of the preservation of Illinois’ cultural heritage. MAP is made possible with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Poetry Out Loud Regional Contest Scheduled for 2019

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Poetry Out Loud: Program Materials & Schedule

Poetry Out Loud curriculum materials include:

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National Endowment for the Arts FY 2020 Funding Guidelines Posted

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Guidelines and application materials for three National Endowment for the Arts funding categories— Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships—have posted on the Arts Endowment’s website. The National Endowment for the Arts supports projects in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.