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Search for art and culture grants on Granwatch.com including grants for artists, performing arts, music, dance, visual, arts programs, local arts events, arts education and graphic arts programming.   46 Arts and Culture Grants for Illinois.

Grants to USA Two-Year Postsecondary Schools to Enhance Humanities Programming

Deadline: 01/12/17

Grants to USA two-year colleges to enhance humanities curricula and prepare students for a future as engaged citizens. The preliminary application component is due by November 1. This program supports community colleges throughout the country in fac... GrantWatch ID#: 174339

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to Digitally Preserve Historic Publications

Deadline: 01/12/17

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government and tribal agencies, and institutions of higher education for the digital preservation of historic newspapers. Application drafts may be submitted for an optional review through Decem... GrantWatch ID#: 177357

Grants to Urbana, Illinois Nonprofits, Groups, and Individuals for Public Arts Projects

Deadline: 02/06/17

Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Urbana, Illinois nonprofit organizations, groups, and individuals to provide public arts opportunities. An informational workshop is scheduled for December 1. Requests will be considered for any artistic discipl... GrantWatch ID#: 177570

Grants to USA K-12 Schools for Field Trips to a Delaware Art Museum

Deadline: 12/12/16

Grants of up to $500 to USA K-12 schools for field trips to an art museum in Wilmington, Delaware. Applicants may request support for student admissions to the museum, as well as reimbursement for transportation costs. Applications will be considere... GrantWatch ID#: 176182

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Education, Health, and the Environment

Deadline: 12/12/16

Grants to USA nonprofits in multiple states for health, education, and the environment. Funding is intended to provide community support and create programs for underserved populations. Funding areas for this grant: Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Menomon... GrantWatch ID#: 176826

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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Strengthen Native American Communities

Deadline: 12/13/16

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies to benefit Native American communities in Oregon and throughout the country. Applicants are encouraged to submit a proposal draft for review one to two weeks prior to the deadline. Progra... GrantWatch ID#: 145701

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Digital Preservation and Sharing of Humanities Resources

Deadline: 01/11/17
LOI Date: 12/14/16

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs for projects involving the digital preservation of and access to humanities resources. Applicants must create or verify their online profile by December 14. Optional draft proposal... GrantWatch ID#: 176104

Awards to Recognize a USA or Canada Individual Emerging Children's Author and Illustrator

Deadline: 12/15/16

Awards of $1,000 to both a USA or Canada individual children's author and illustrator to recognize and encourage early talent in the field. Preference will be given to authors and illustrators of books that have not already received awards. Books sh... GrantWatch ID#: 163058

Grants to USA, Canada, or International Mature Artists to Support Professional Development in Visual Arts

Deadline: 12/15/16

Grants to USA, Canada, or International individual artists to support professional development. Applicants must establish that they have been working in a mature phase of their artwork for at least two decades. Qualified artists must work in the are... GrantWatch ID#: 172653

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Health, Youth, Education, Culture, and Faith-Based Activites

Deadline: 12/15/16

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and certain faith-based organizations for a broad range of charitable activities. Request categories include youth activities, hospitals, rehabilitation and welfare, education, literature, science, civic enhance... GrantWatch ID#: 176355

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Libraries, and Schools to Enhance Practices in the Library and Archive Fields

Deadline: 06/09/17
LOI Date: 02/01/17
Conference Date: 12/15/16

Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, agencies, libraries, and schools for projects that will address challenges, and advance practices, within the library and archive fields. Information sessions will take place December 15th and January 9th. L... GrantWatch ID#: 147018

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Municipalities, and Tribes for Assistance to Native Americans

Deadline: 12/16/16

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, schools, IHEs, and local, state, and tribal governments for programs and services that assist Native Americans and help reconnect them to their culture and homelands. Funding is specifically intended for the fo... GrantWatch ID#: 176855

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits and Museums for Exhibitions Featuring Artists Who Identify a...

Deadline: 02/10/17
LOI Date: 12/16/16

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, festivals, museums, and biennials for exhibits featuring artists who identify as being from Israel. A letter of interest is due December 16, 2016. Fundi... GrantWatch ID#: 177464

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Awards to Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin K-12 Students for Original Artwork

Deadline: 12/30/16

Awards to Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin K-12 students for outstanding original artwork. Awardees will receive an Amazon Fire® Tablet and an invitation to a recognition ceremony, as well as $300 towards art supplies for their classroom. Only Fo... GrantWatch ID#: 177228

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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools to Purchase Instruments for K-12 Music Programs

Deadline: 12/31/16

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and schools to defray the cost of purchasing musical instruments. Programs must provide music education to K-12 students. This grant will provide matching funds to qualifying programs to purchase violins, violas... GrantWatch ID#: 177344

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Residencies to USA, Canada, and International Musicians to Participate in a Collaborative Music Gathering

Deadline: 01/02/17

Residencies to USA, Canada, and International performing musicians and composers to participate in a music-focused gathering in the New York City area. Residents will be able to share creative ideas with each other and collaborate on compositions. T... GrantWatch ID#: 176909

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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Increase Public Knowledge of Political, Social, and Environmental Issues

Deadline: 01/06/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for media programs that support public awareness and knowledge of social, environmental, and political issues. A letter of inquiry is required for new applicants and to determine program eligibility. Program are... GrantWatch ID#: 176849

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Humanities Events and Exhibits

Deadline: 01/11/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs for projects that engage public audiences with the humanities. Applicants are encouraged to consult with program staff prior to applying. Applicants are encouraged to provide new i... GrantWatch ID#: 177745

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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual Jewish Leader Who Has Made a Global Impact

Deadline: 01/12/17

Award to recognize a USA, Canada, or International individual Jewish leader under the age of 50 who has made a significant, tangible, and positive global impact. Individuals may be nominated for achievements in any field, including, but not limited ... GrantWatch ID#: 177586

Grants to Chicago, Illinois Nonprofits for Environment, Workforce, and Health and Wellness Programs

Deadline: 03/01/17
LOI Date: 01/13/17

Grants to Chicago, Illinois organizations for projects in the areas of environmental sustainability, educational opportunities, social and cultural initiatives for underserved schools and communities, health and wellness, and access to jobs for yout... GrantWatch ID#: 175935

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Basic Needs, Community Development, Arts, and Culture

Deadline: 01/15/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to meet basic human needs and strengthen communities. Eligible programs may involve hunger relief, shelter and homelessness, economic self-sufficiency, community revitalization, arts and culture, and volunteer p... GrantWatch ID#: 177347

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Grants to Chicago, Illinois Small Arts and Cultural Nonprofits for General Operations

Deadline: 01/17/17

Grants ranging from $3,000 to $15,000 to Chicago, Illinois small arts and cultural nonprofits to for general organizational operations. The purpose of these grants is to promote a vibrant cultural scene by supporting both performing and non-performi... GrantWatch ID#: 175691

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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Arts, Environment, and Social Welfare Programs

Deadline: 02/24/17
LOI Date: 01/17/17

Grants to Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Ohio, and Washington, DC nonprofit organizations for programs and projects focusing on the areas of conservation, the performing arts, and social causes. LOIs must be submitted by January 17. Priorities an... GrantWatch ID#: 176715

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Artists for Residencies at a New Mexico Campus

Deadline: 01/18/17

Grants to USA, Canada, and International visual artists, literary artists, and music composers to participate in the Foundation's residency program. Artists will receive fully-furnished, rent-free, and utility-paid housing on the Foundation's campu... GrantWatch ID#: 176635

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Prizes to USA, Canada, and International Individuals for Excellence in Opera, Theater, and Musical Theater

Deadline: 01/23/17

Prizes of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International singers and actors for competing in a theater, opera, and musical theater contest. Contestents must prepare a presentation in theater, American musical theater, and opera. Singers and actors ... GrantWatch ID#: 175728

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Opportunity to USA Musical Ensembles to Participate in an International Tour

Deadline: 01/27/17

Opportunity to USA musical ensembles to participate in a month-long international tour. Selected ensembles will have the opportunity to present their work to international audiences during public concerts, demonstrations, lectures, workshops, media ... GrantWatch ID#: 177382

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Photographers and Photojournalists to Promote World Peace

Deadline: 01/31/17

Grants of $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International photographers and visual journalists for the production of bodies of work that promote cultural tolerance, understanding, and world peace. Funding will be used to support project production. Select... GrantWatch ID#: 177632

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International PhD Candidates for Social Sciences Dissertations

Deadline: 01/31/17

Grants of $7,500 to USA, Canada, and International PhD candidates for research addressing social policy on a local or global scale. Applications will be considered according to merit and evaluated according to project feasibility, quality of methodo... GrantWatch ID#: 174679

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Individuals for Film Study Research Projects

Deadline: 01/31/17

Grants of $25,000 to USA, Canada, and International recognized individuals for projects that explore new aspects of film and the film industry. Priority will go to projects that address underrepresented topics within the field. Projects should inves... GrantWatch ID#: 177172

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Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits, Schools, and Artists for Arts Enrichment Projects

Deadline: 01/31/17

Grants of up to $5,000 to Illinois and Iowa nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, and individual artists for local arts enrichment activities in the Quad City area. Particular emphasis is placed on projects that engage the community. Consideration ... GrantWatch ID#: 176793

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Grants to USA, Territories, Haiti, and Mexico Nonprofits for Social Equity Programs

Deadline: 02/01/17

Grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to USA, Territories, Haiti, and Mexico nonprofit organizations for community-based, social equality and justice programs. Funding is ultimately intended to promote conflict resolution and respect for diversity ... GrantWatch ID#: 176939

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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Strengthen the National Dance and Theater Community

Deadline: 02/24/17

Grants starting from $60,000 to USA nonprofits and consortia for projects that strengthen the national professional nonprofit, dance, jazz, presenting or theater fields. Applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry before applying. Projects should s... GrantWatch ID#: 175721

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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and Mexico Scholars for Research on Cartoons and Caricatures

Deadline: 02/24/17

Fellowships of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and Mexico graduate students and recently graduated scholars to carry out scholarly research and publications related to cartoons and caricatures. Applications will be accepted from MA students and doctora... GrantWatch ID#: 177326

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Grants and Fellowships to USA Theaters and Theater Artists for Education Programs for Children and Youth

Deadline: 03/06/17

Grants and fellowships of up to $2,000 to USA nonprofit theater companies and individual artists for theater programs targeted toward children and youth, and education programs for children in grades K-12 that integrate drama and theater. Funding wi... GrantWatch ID#: 177612

Grants to USA Nonprofits for STEM Education, Workforce Development, Environment, Culture and Social Services

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for activities in the areas of education and workforce development, environment and sustainability, and culture and social services. Grants are primarily made to the following communities within the funding sour... GrantWatch ID#: 161345

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for Nonprofits to Host a Cultural Event in their City or Town

Deadline: Ongoing

Unique fundraising opportunity for USA nonprofits to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales, recipient organizations will benefit from the opportunity to form new pa... GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Education, Environment, Community Enrichment and Entrepreneurship

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio,... GrantWatch ID#: 152127

Grants to USA, Canada and International Nonprofits for Human, Animal and Plant Welfare Projects

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for projects that focus on human, animal and plant welfare. Funding is intended for project support as well as general support. Applications of the highest interest are those with quan... GrantWatch ID#: 167151

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies in Multiple States for Education and Economic Development

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofits, schools, IHEs, faith-based organizations, and government agencies in multiple States for programs in the areas quality early childhood education, affordable housing, community development and revitalization, community servi... GrantWatch ID#: 161489

Grants to USA and Israel Nonprofits for Urban Affairs, Jewish Life, Biomedical Research and Education Programs

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA and Israel nonprofits for a diverse range of projects in the areas of: urban affairs, strengthening Jewish heritage and Israel, biomedical research, and education through access to information. Organizations are invited to submit a let... GrantWatch ID#: 150874

Grants to Peoria Area, Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies for Urgent Funding Needs

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants of up to $1,000 to Illinois nonprofit organizations and local, county, state, and federal government agencies for programs and projects that benefit individuals living within a fifty-mile radius of the City of Peoria (excluding Knox and McLea... GrantWatch ID#: 165666

Grants to USA, Canada, International Individuals and Groups for Social Justice, Environment, and Culture

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals and community groups for a broad range of programs and projects. These programs address the areas of arts and culture, economic development, animal welfare, the environ... GrantWatch ID#: 173825

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Crowdfunding Opportunities for USA, Canada, International Nonprofits, Individuals and Businesses

Deadline: Ongoing

Crowdfunding opportunities starting at $500 and without limit to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits, public agencies, businesses, and individuals to help raise additional funds for projects, programs, and activities in a wide range of areas. ... GrantWatch ID#: 173609

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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Japanese Cultural Exhibits, Films, Lectures, and Publications

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for projects to enhance Americans’ appreciation of Japanese culture. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis for projects occurring in the following States: Alabama, Ar... GrantWatch ID#: 173600

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Artists to Support Personal or Professional Needs

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 to USA, Canada, and International professional visual artists who have worked hard as painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper (including printmakers) for a significant period of time. Applicants shou... GrantWatch ID#: 175795

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Grants to Wisconsin and Illinois Nonprofits for Small Projects on a Short Timeline

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants ranging from $100 to $1,000 to Wisconsin and Illinois nonprofits in Beloit, Brodhead, Clinton, Orfordville, Rockton, Roscoe and South Beloit for immediate funding in the areas of education; health and human services; youth, family and aging; ... GrantWatch ID#: 161906

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