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

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