Grants & Programs

Grants to Arts Service Organizations

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 FY17 deadline is May 2, 2016
FY17 guidelines must be requested by email at

Application Assistance:
Program Grant workshops will provide an overview of the application and review process. For details and archived video visit the Workshops & Webinars webpage.