Grants & Programs

Grants to Arts Service Organizations

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Organizations that submitted a Program Grant application for fiscal year 2017 and submitted the recently requested update, DO NOT NEED TO APPLY. The submitted update will be utilized as the fiscal year 2018 application.

Grants to Arts Service Organizations (ASO) provide general operating support to established organizations that make a significant local, regional, or statewide impact on the quality of life in Illinois.

An arts service organization is defined as an organization that provides specialized services to the arts and cultural community. These organizations can be discipline, geographical, or culture-based, or can serve the entire arts community.  ASOs are not arts producers or presenters but serve the arts-making community. Services offered can include professional development, technical assistance, networking opportunities, and printed materials. 

The FY18 deadline is October 2, 2017
FY18 guidelines must be requested by email at