Illinois Arts Council conducts workshops to assist organizational
program grants applicants
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[FEB. 18, 2006]
CHICAGO -- Illinois Arts Council staff, in
cooperation with local arts organizations, is hosting application
workshops at various sites throughout Illinois to assist applicants
in completing proposals for fiscal 2007 program grants.
These grants are available to not-for profit Illinois organizations
conducting arts programming. Grants are awarded for general
operating support and special projects and are available in 11
different 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 programs and services offered by the Illinois Arts Council.
At 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 needing accessibility accommodations, such as a sign
language interpreter, should make the request known to the listed
contact person 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 Illinois Arts Council office is located in the James R.
Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Suite 10-500, Chicago, IL
60601-3298; phone (312) 814-6750, (800) 237-6994 toll-free in
Illinois and (888) 261-7957 by TTY or text telephone for individuals
who are deaf or who have hearing or voice impairments.
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Illinois Arts Council Program Grant
application workshop schedule
Feb. 21, 3 p.m. -- ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, 114 State
St., Peoria; (309) 676-2787 or
Feb. 28, 5 p.m. -- Illinois Arts Council, James R. Thompson
Center, 100 W. Randolph St., 10th Floor, Suite 10-500, Chicago;
LaNora Diaz, (312) 814-6899 or
March 1, 6:30 p.m. -- Mendelssohn Club, 415 Church St., Rockford;
Bridget Fraser, (815) 964-9713
The Illinois Arts Council is committed to the cultural,
educational and economic growth of the diverse people and
communities of our state through the support and encouragement of
the arts and artists.
Council news release]