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!

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

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