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Illinois Arts Council conducts workshops for grant applicants     Send a link to a friend

[JAN. 31, 2004]  CHICAGO -- Illinois Arts Council staff, in cooperation with local arts organizations, is conducting workshops at various sites throughout Illinois to assist applicants in completing proposals for fiscal 2005 Organizational Program Grants.

These grants are available to arts organizations and not-for-profit organizations that present arts programming. Grants are awarded for special projects and general operating support and are available in 11 areas of arts programming. The application deadline is March 15.

The free, 90-minute workshops are designed to provide specific information on the application procedures for the grants as well as about programs and services offered by the Illinois Arts Council.

At the right is a list of locations, dates and times of the workshops. People interested should contact the appropriate site to reserve a space, obtain travel directions or receive information about cancellations due to inclement weather.

Individuals who need accessibility accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, should make the request known to the contact person listed, in advance of the scheduled workshop date, in order to allow time for appropriate arrangements to be made.

Illinois Arts Council staff members are also available for telephone consultations or for scheduled appointments at the council's Chicago office. To ensure this assistance, contact the staff well in advance of the application deadline. The office is located in the James T. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Suite 10-500, Chicago, IL 60601-3298; telephone (312) 814-6750, 1 (800) 237-6994 toll-free in Illinois or (312) 814-4831 TTY for individuals who are deaf or who have hearing or voice impairments.


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The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, is committed to the cultural, educational and economic growth of the diverse people and communities of Illinois through support and encouragement of artists and the arts.

Workshop schedule

Thursday, Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m. -- 40 North 88 West, 1817 S. Neil St., Suite 201, Champaign. Contact (217) 351-9841;

Wednesday, Feb. 11, noon -- James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., 10th Floor, Suite 10-500, Chicago. Contact LaNora M. Diaz, administrative assistant; (312) 814-6899;

Thursday, Feb. 19, 4:30 p.m. -- Quad City Arts, 1715 Second Ave., Rock Island. Contact William Rogers; (309) 793-1213, ext. 107;

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m. -- Carbondale Community Arts, 1115 W. Sycamore, Carbondale. Contact (618) 457-5100;

Thursday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. -- James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., 10th Floor, Suite 10-500, Chicago. Contact LaNora M. Diaz, administrative assistant; (312) 814-6899;

[Illinois Arts Council news release]

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