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
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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.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m. -- 40 North
88 West, 1817 S. Neil St., Suite 201, Champaign. Contact
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)
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;
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;
Arts Council news release]