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.
These workshops are scheduled from October 4 – November 8.
For eligibility requirements, grant calendar, and to RSVP for workshops please visit chicagoculturalgrants.org.
The application deadline is Thursday, November 15 at 5:00pm CST.