2018 CityArts Grant Program

Posted: 2/7/2018

2018
CityArts Grant Program


The goal of the DCASE CityArts program is to encourage the attainment of artistic excellence and financial stability through general operating support for 501(c)3 nonprofit arts and culture organizations. Through this program, DCASE provides one-year general operating grants. This year arts and culture organizations of all sizes may apply for general operating grants through the CityArts Program.

New in 2018, the CityArts program will also make project grants with a goal to incentivize innovation related to city-wide priorities. Each year, DCASE plans to select a specific theme to create focus to our programming and a driven energy towards a shared goal among Chicago’s arts community. 2018 Project Grants will focus on this year’s theme – the Year of Creative Youth.

In 2018, the CityArts Program will offer three types of grants:

  1. General Operating Grants for Large Arts & Culture Organizations with an annual adjusted income over $2M
  2. General Operating Grants for Small Arts & Culture Organizations with an annual adjusted income under $2M
  3. Project Grants for Small Arts & Culture Organizations with an annual adjusted income under $2M

Eligible organizations are able to apply for both a General Operating grant AND a Project Grant in 2018 using one application form. However, only a handful of the most exceptional applications will receive both grant types.

All grant types are intended to further four Cultural Grants Program Priorities: Innovation, Community Engagement, Diversity & Equity, and Collaboration.

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