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Opportunities for Artists

IAC Grants for Artists

Creative Catalyst Grant (CCG)

Opens: July, 2024
Deadline: TBD

Creative Catalyst Grants (CCG) are available to Illinois artists and non-profit organizations that have unique arts projects that need financial support. 

Creative Accelerator Fund (CAF)

Opens: September, 2024
Deadline: TBD

The Creative Accelerator Fund (CAF) provides holistic support to Illinois artists. A primary goal of the program is to bolster a creative workforce that composes a significant portion of Illinois’ creative and economic activity.

Folk Arts Mentorship Program (FAM)

Opens: October, 2024
Deadline: TBD

Award Size: $3,000 awarded to the mentor

The Folk Arts Mentorship (FAM) Program is designed to support a mentoring relationship between an established traditional artist and apprentice that concludes with a free public presentation of achievements made by the apprentice during the apprenticeship period.

IAC Initiatives for Artists

Artstour Roster

Opens: TBD

Closes: TBD

 

The ArtsTour Roster is a resource created in collaboration between the Illinois Presenters Network and the Illinois Arts Council.  This directory lists Illinois performing artists, companies, and ensembles that tour the state.The Artstour Roster is used by Illinois presenters to identify artists, companies and groups to perform in their communities. Artstour jurors evaluate artists based on the artistic and technical quality of their work; their professionalism; promotional materials, and references; demonstrated ability to tour; and the quality of the documentation submitted.

Illinois Creative Collaborative

Additional State Funding and Other Resources

Capital Development Board Art-In-Architecture

Deadline: June 14, 2024

 

The Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Illinois professional artists to create permanent original public art for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Rail Splitter North/Southbound Safety Rest Areas in Sangamon County, Illinois. The spacious Rest Areas will welcome travelers by offering a beautiful landscape, innovative design, and a connection to Illinois history. 

Capital Development Board Art-In-Architecture

Deadline: June 28, 2024

 

The Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Illinois professional artists to create permanent original public art for the William Rainey Harper College Canning Center in Palatine, Illinois. 

 

The Canning Center will house the Student Center, the Hospitality Facilities, and the University Center departments and programs. The Center’s design shall address the diverse culture of the student community and provide connecting links to adjacent buildings.

Discipline-Specific Resources

Search for additional state and national resources for organizations through the IAC's Discipline-Specific Resources database.    

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