The mission of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is to enrich Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. To support this mission, DCASE provides more than $1.7 million a year in direct funding for Chicago’s arts community through its Cultural Grants Program.
The Individual Artists Program aims to assist Chicago’s professional artists in creating work that elevates their careers and brings value to the City of Chicago. Project-based grants will be made to resident Chicago artists over the age of 18 across numerous disciplines and through six funding categories:
- Chicago Projects
- Touring Projects
- Mobile and City-Wide Projects
- Works in Progress
- Social Practice
- Professional Advancement and Creative Research
All applicants are encouraged to attend an Application Assistance Workshop. Attendance is required if you have not attended a workshop in 2015 or 2016.
These workshops are scheduled from October 25 – November 16.
For eligibility requirements, grant calendar, and to RSVP for workshops please visit chicagoculturalgrants.org.
The application will open and guidelines will become available on October 23.
The application deadline is Friday, December 1 at 5:00pm CST.