The Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP) Is NOW Accepting Applications!

We are excited to announce that the official MAP application is now open to applicants! The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is taking applications for the 2023 Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP) through December 1st at 11:59PM. MAP allows for the preservation of community culture by partnering master traditional artists with apprentices to pass on music skills and … Read More

MAP Program Update

The Illinois Art Council Agency has updated their online application system to Salesforce as they continue to better their system for us.If you have previously applied for an IACA grant online within the last five years, your information will carry over. You may need to reset your password. This is done by clicking “Forgot Your Password” underneath the login screen. … Read More

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