Grants & Programs

Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Program

The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) Summer Youth Employment in the Arts (SYEA) program provides funds to eligible Illinois not-for-profit arts organizations to support summer employment opportunities for high school students. Duties may be administrative or artistic in nature, or a combination of both.

SYEA is only open to organizations that have received an IACA Program Grant, Grant to Arts Service Organizations, or Partners in Excellence Grant in Fiscal Year  2020 or 2021.

The FY21 deadline is November 30, 2020.

FY21 guidelines can be accessed here

For further information about Summer Youth Employment in the Arts, contact Jerome Grand, Program Director, by email: or by phone: (312) 814-6766.

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