If you are a practicing artist, an Illinois resident, and experiencing financial loss or hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you are in the right place. [Update as of 5/19/20]: We are currently processing Round Two, for which $831,000 has been raised to provide 554 grants to artists. We anticipate issuing notifications to applicants by the end of May. Because of successful and ongoing fundraising efforts, we will continue with a third round in June. We will not re-open the application portal, but any eligible artist who applied and did not receive funding in the first two rounds will be automatically considered in the Round Three lottery process. Once Round Two is completed, we will update this page with an anticipated timeline for Round Three.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: Not specified.
Status: Opening Soon
Funding Types: Grant
Creative Categories: Acting, Beauty, Craft, Dance, Fashion, Film, Music, Painting, Performing Arts, Photography, Tech, Visual Art, Writing
Locations: Illinois

Eligibility:

Artists in Illinois impacted by COVID-19


Organization: Arts for Illinois