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Opportunities for Organizations

IAC Grants for Organizations

General Operating Support (GOS) & Youth Employment in the Arts (YEA)

Opens: TBD
Deadline: TBD

GOS Grant Range: TBD
YEA Grant Range: Up to $4,500 per year for up to 4 Youth Employees.  

General Operating Support (GOS) Grants are available for Illinois non-profit organizations that provide ongoing arts programming.

Youth Employment in the Arts (YEA) Grants provide funds to GOS grantees for individuals between the ages of 14-22.

Creative Catalyst Grant (CCG)

Opens: TBD
Deadline: TBD

Grant Range: TBD

Creative Catalyst Grants (CCG) are available to Illinois artists and non-profit organizations that have unique arts projects that need financial support. If an organizational applicant receives GOS support this programming must be outside of regular operational needs.

IAC Initiatives for Organizations

Artstour Roster

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 including schools, libraries, park districts, arts and community organizations, and performing arts presenters to identify artists, companies and groups to perform in their communities.

Illinois Creative Collaborative

Additional State Funding and Other Resources

Illinois DCEO Grants

DCEO's grant programs provide funds to organizations throughout Illinois that support and maintain a strong economy. To better assist potential and current grantees, this page contains a variety of resources to provide end to end support for grant recipients.

Arts Midwest - GIG Fund

Intent to Apply: May 23, 2024


Applications are now open for Arts Midwest’s GIG Fund! This grant of up to $4,000 helps Midwestern organizations work with professional artists to present community programming.

NEA Our Town

Part 1 deadline is August 1, 2024;
Part 2 is open August 8-15


National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Guidelines and application instructions for Our Town are now available online. Through project-based funding for cross-sector partnership work, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities.

Discipline-Specific Resources

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

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