Downstate Illinois Grant Workshops

We will be hitting the road soon to offer grant workshops around the state in support of the IACA’s Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program. The grant is $3,000 for teaching your traditional art.

We’re really looking forward to meeting many great artists and craftspeople!

Back to Business (B2B) Grants for Creative Arts

The Back to Business (B2B) grant program provides recovery grants for businesses in the hardest-hit industries. Through the state’s B2B and Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Programs, DCEO has provided more than $535 million to more than 15,000 businesses since the start of the pandemic.

The minimum award amount for this grant is $5,000 and this is NOT a competitive grant: … Read More

IACA Master/Apprentice Deadline This Monday

The Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP) acknowledges and supports the mentoring relationship that develops between a master artist and their apprentice over time. MAP helps communities preserve their own culture by providing an opportunity for master traditional artists to pass on their skills to a qualified apprentice in a time-honored method.

The application is open in the Illinois Arts Council’s online Salesforce system … Read More