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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.   92 Arts and Culture Grants for Illinois.

Grants to Cook County, Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies to Make Local Rivers More Vibrant, Inviting, and Producti...

Deadline: 05/31/17
Conference Date: 02/16/17

Grants to Cook County, Illinois nonprofit organizations and government agencies for community-led projects that help make the area's rivers more vibrant, inviting, and productive. An information session about this RFP will take place on February 16... GrantWatch ID#: 181221

Grants to Will County, Illinois Nonprofits for Arts, Health, Education, and Human Services

Deadline: 06/01/17
Conference Date: 03/21/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to Will County, Illinois nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Applicants are encouraged to attend the March 21 or 23 workshop. Program areas include human services, cultura... GrantWatch ID#: 170600

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, Artists, and Cultural Institutions for Contemporary Arts Pr...

Deadline: 07/07/17

Grants starting at $15,000 to USA, Canada, and International individual artists, nonprofit organizations, art production platforms, festivals, and cultural institutions for projects in the contemporary arts. LOIs are due May 5. The Fund supports pr... GrantWatch ID#: 179287

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits for Community Benefit in Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest, and Surrounding Areas

Deadline: 07/10/17
Conference Date: 05/24/17

Grants of up to $10,000 per year to Illinois nonprofit organizations programs, general operating support, and capacity building that will contribute to the welfare, enrichment, and sustainability of Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest and surroundin... GrantWatch ID#: 144015

Awards to USA High School Students for Excellence in Writing Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Nonfiction Works

Deadline: 05/30/17

Awards of $200 to USA high school students (in grades nine through twelve) who have demonstrated excellence in writing poetry, fiction, and/or literary nonfiction works. The funding source will also acknowledge excellence in poetry writing with awa... GrantWatch ID#: 181066

Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies in the Quad Cities for Arts, Education, and Health Programs

Deadline: 09/07/17
LOI Date: 05/31/17

Grants to Illinois and Iowa nonprofits and agencies in the Quad Cities area for programs in the areas of arts and culture, education, community development, health, and youth development. Proposals are preferred for core operating support for organi... GrantWatch ID#: 179648

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Arts, College Readiness, Workforce, Financial Literacy, Housing,...

Deadline: 05/31/17

Grants to USA nonprofits in multiple states for economic development, neighborhood revitalization, arts and culture, and learning through play. Funding is intended for programming, operational expenses, and capital projects. The following grant cate... GrantWatch ID#: 180060

Grants to USA Libraries, Educational Institutions, Hospitals, and Clinics in Eligible States for Innovative Proje...

Deadline: 05/31/17

Grants starting at $50,000 to USA libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics in eligible states for innovative projects. Funding is intended for initiatives in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mas... GrantWatch ID#: 180741

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Education, Social Welfare, Arts, Religion, and Medical Research Programs

Deadline: 05/31/17

Grants of up to $20,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for a broad range of programs and projects that aim to promote the welfare of the public. The funding source responds to requests that are deemed most appropriate to promote education, the arts... GrantWatch ID#: 180745

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to Foster Intercultural Dialogue

Deadline: 05/31/17

Grants and in-kind support to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for innovative projects that foster intercultural understanding and dialogue. This program invites applications from organizations around the world that seek to gro... GrantWatch ID#: 181411

Grants to USA Tribes, Museums, and Native Hawaiian Organizations to Reclaim Cultural Items

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants ranging from $300 to $15,000 to USA Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums to transfer items of cultural significance and human remains to Native individuals and organizations. The purpose of this program is to return contr... GrantWatch ID#: 164780

Grants to Quincy, Illinois Middle Schools to Help Students Engage with the Performing Arts

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants to Quincy, Illinois public and parochial schools to help students in grades 6-8 participate in the performing arts. Funds may be used to purchase instruments, music, scripts or related items, to provide student talent or merit awards, and to ... GrantWatch ID#: 168429

Grants to Chicago Area, Illinois Nonprofits for Education, Health Care, Human Services, and Arts and Culture

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants to Chicago Metropolitan area, Illinois nonprofit organizations for programs that will benefit local residents. Funding will be awarded to programs in the areas of health care, arts and culture, education, and human services for underserved po... GrantWatch ID#: 175699

Grants to Chicago, Illinois Nonprofits for Employment Training, Education, and Arts Learning

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grant to Chicago, Illinois nonprofit organizations for programs or projects in the areas of arts learning, education, vocational training, and access to health care. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an LOI prior to the deadline. Priority... GrantWatch ID#: 176449

In-Kind Grants to Illinois, California, and New York Nonprofits and Schools in Eligible Areas to Expand Capacity

Deadline: 06/01/17

In-kind grants valued at $45,000 or more to Chicago, Illinois, Los Angeles and San Francisco area, California, and New York City, New York, nonprofits and schools for professional consulting services that will enhance organizations' operations and e... GrantWatch ID#: 177866

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits, Tribes, and First Nations to Strengthen Communities Impacted by Mining

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations, tribes, and First Nations to build the capacity of communities impacted by mining. The purpose of this program is to ensure that mining activities do not negatively impact the cultura... GrantWatch ID#: 178266

Grants to Chicago, Illinois Nonprofits for Education, Health, and Human Services for the Underserved

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area for programs that provide arts and culture, human services, education, and health care to underserved populations. Preference will be given to programs that serve children's... GrantWatch ID#: 180326

Grants to USA Individual Artists and Writers for Projects Involving Antarctic Science Research and Interpretation

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants to USA individual artists and writers to carry out projects that will increase the public’s appreciation and understanding of the Antarctic region. Applicants are encouraged to contact the program officer prior to applying. In additional to... GrantWatch ID#: 180942

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Heritage Preservation Outreach and Interpretation

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants of up to $12,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and IHEs for the digitization and interpretation of cultural heritage materials. Applicants are advised to confirm the required registrations by May 4 a... GrantWatch ID#: 181009

Grants to Illinois and Missouri Nonprofits for Arts, Education, Health, and Human Services

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants to Illinois and Missouri nonprofit organizations to benefit the funding source’s communities in the areas of education, arts and culture, community betterment, health, and human services. Applications are accepted from organizations serving... GrantWatch ID#: 181014

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Colleges and Universities for Performances of Musical Works

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants to USA, Canada, and International colleges and universities for performances of music works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein. Funding is provided to support general production expenses for stage works, and to cover musical expenses in regard... GrantWatch ID#: 181056

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect the Environment, Enhance the Food System, and Strengthen Communities

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants averaging $7,000 to USA nonprofit organizations working to protect natural resources, strengthen communities and the food system, and enhance public health. Applications are invited from both small and mid-sized organizations for either speci... GrantWatch ID#: 181507

Grants to USA Nonprofit Theaters for Extraordinary Production Costs Associated with New, Difficult to Produce Pl...

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 to USA small- to medium-sized nonprofit theaters to support specific, extraordinary production expenses for ambitious new plays that would otherwise make them unlikely to be produced. Examples of specific costs... GrantWatch ID#: 181524

Grants to Elgin, Illinois Nonprofits for General Operating Support to Strengthen Organizations

Deadline: 06/02/17

Grants to Elgin, Illinois nonprofit organizations for general operating support to develop and expand their capacity to meet the needs of local residents. Funding will support organizations that offer service in the areas of youth, education, the en... GrantWatch ID#: 176315

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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Housing, Community Revitalization, Arts, and Environment

Deadline: 06/02/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for quality programs in the areas of affordable housing, arts, the environment, and community revitalization. Funding is intended to improve residents' overall health, educational attainment, ... GrantWatch ID#: 181432

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Digital Platforms to Present the Humanities

Deadline: 06/07/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and IHEs to analyze and interpret humanities resources in digital formats aimed at broad public audiences. Application drafts will be accepted for review through April 2... GrantWatch ID#: 181580

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Research to Improve Humanities Preservation

Deadline: 06/08/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs for research projects involving the preservation and access of humanities resources and collections. Draft applications will be accepted through April 27. Registration is required ... GrantWatch ID#: 153585

Grants to USA Government Agencies for Historical Archives Preservation and Access

Deadline: 06/14/17

Grants of up to $40,000 per year to USA and territories government agencies that are responsible for their state’s archives for projects that promote the access to and interpretation of historical records. There is an optional proposal draft deadl... GrantWatch ID#: 180193

Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, Agencies, and Tribes to Promote Access to Historic Records

Deadline: 06/14/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, IHEs, government agencies, and Native American tribes and groups to promote access to the nation’s historical records. Application drafts may be submitted through April 7. Applicants are encouraged to contact... GrantWatch ID#: 180922

Grants to Greater Chicago and Cook County, Illinois Nonprofits for Arts, Civic, Education, and Jewish Charitable ...

Deadline: 06/15/17

Grants to Illinois nonprofits in Greater Chicago and Cook County for programs and projects that focus on the areas of the arts, civic affairs, education, environment, health, human services, and Jewish causes. Priorities for each of these areas are... GrantWatch ID#: 165900

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for the Research, Conservation, and Presentation of Historic American Artwork

Deadline: 06/15/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to USA nonprofit institutions to promote the understanding, appreciation, and recognition of historic American art. Programs or projects typically involve and presentation or exploration of new research about Am... GrantWatch ID#: 171512

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Grants to Illinois Nonprofits in Highland Park and Highwood for Social Services, Culture and Education

Deadline: 07/15/17
LOI Date: 06/15/17

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations for programs in cultural, educational and social services to meet the unmet needs of the Highland Park and Highwood communities. First-time applicants must submit an LOI by June 15. Funding is intended for... GrantWatch ID#: 172910

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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Jewish College Graduates to Teach in Israel

Deadline: 06/15/17

Fellowships of up to $1,430 per month to USA, Canada, and International Jewish college graduates to teach English in Israel. Fellows will work at a school for 10 months and participate in educational and cultural programs. This program is intended f... GrantWatch ID#: 180172

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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Arts, Education, Health, and Community Benefit

Deadline: 06/16/17

Grants of up to $1,000 and grants greater than $1,000 Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin nonprofit organizations for activities that benefit t... GrantWatch ID#: 181655

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Grants to USA Hispanic-Serving IHEs to Strengthen Humanities Programs

Deadline: 06/22/17

Grants to USA Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education to enhance humanities curricula, including disciplines such as philosophy, history, religion, the integration of the arts, and literature. Drafts will be accepted for review through May... GrantWatch ID#: 144094

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

Deadline: 06/23/17

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. The majority of funds are used for education programs within th... GrantWatch ID#: 176826

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Programs that Protect Native American Culture and Preserve Ecological Resources

Deadline: 06/30/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 to USA nonprofits to strengthen and protect Native American cultures, to support underserved communities, to preserve environmental resources, and for media projects that focus on current critical issues. Fundin... GrantWatch ID#: 176851

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Matching Grants to USA Nonprofits for Stringed Instruments for Children's Music Programs

Deadline: 06/30/17

Matching grants to USA nonprofits and K-12 schools to equip music programs with stringed instruments. The applicant organization must show evidence of need and a commitment to raising matching funds. Funding is intended to give children nationwi... GrantWatch ID#: 178727

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Grants to USA and Territories K-12 Schools and Nonprofits to Support Classical Music Education Programs

Deadline: 06/30/17

Grants of up to $500 to USA and Territories K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations for the enrichment of existing music education programs. Priority will be given for the purchase of tickets for students to attend live classical music performances... GrantWatch ID#: 181365

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Awards to USA, Canada, and US Virgin Islands Schools for Outstanding Literary Magazines

Deadline: 07/01/17

Awards to USA, Canada, and US Virgin Islands middle schools and secondary schools to recognize outstanding literary magazines published in the previous academic year. The intention of this program is to promote the quality of school literary magazin... GrantWatch ID#: 157412

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In-Kind Grants to USA Nonprofit and Government Museums for Organizational Evaluation and Planning

Deadline: 07/01/17

In-kind grants valued at $4,000 to USA and territories nonprofit and government museums to evaluate their operations and prepare for the future. This program can assist museums with the following types of assessments: collections stewardship assessm... GrantWatch ID#: 163856

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Education on Water Scarcity or Technology to Address Water Issues

Deadline: 07/01/17

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 and one significantly larger grant to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that address water-related issues. Smaller grants are intended for STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) ... GrantWatch ID#: 171781

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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible States for Health, Human Services, Culture, Education, and Employment

Deadline: 07/07/17

Grants of up to $5,000, grants of up to $25,000, and in-kind support to USA nonprofit organizations in eligible states to positively impact the funding source’s communities. Applications are accepted from organizations working in the following are... GrantWatch ID#: 181533

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Grants to Illinois Nonprofits for Social Services, Arts, and Education in the Highland Park Area

Deadline: 07/15/17

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations in Highland Park and Highwood for programs in the areas of social services, arts, youth, and education. Previous funding has supported a public library, child care centers, chamber music groups, the local B... GrantWatch ID#: 181400

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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Better Access to Historical and Cultural Collections

Deadline: 07/28/17

Grants to Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and South Carolina nonprofit organizations to improve public access to collections that highlight the unique culture, heritage, and history of eligible communities. Applicants are advised to contact program st... GrantWatch ID#: 178954

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Music Education Program Support and Product Donations

Deadline: 09/30/17
LOI Date: 07/31/17

Grants averaging $2,500 and product donations to USA nonprofits for programs that provide music education in schools and local communities. New applicants must submit a letter of inquiry by July 31, 2017. Funding is intended to improve access to mus... GrantWatch ID#: 178253

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Prize to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for an Innovative Idea to Positively Impact the World

Deadline: 07/31/17

Prize to a USA, Canada, or International individual to support an innovative idea that will catalyze positive global change. The prize winner will receive a large budget and technical support in order to launch their idea. Nominations will be consid... GrantWatch ID#: 180556

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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Arts, Children, Education, and Family Programming

Deadline: 08/01/17

Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to USA nonprofits in multiple states with a focus on education, the arts, and the family, with priority given to programs serving children and the elderly. Examples of past grant recipients are: Boys & Girls Clubs,... GrantWatch ID#: 171207

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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools for Youth Music Education

Deadline: 08/01/17

Grants ranging from $100 to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and schools for programs that provide music education to children and youth throughout the nation. Particular interest is given to organizations that take innovative approaches, oper... GrantWatch ID#: 181377

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations to Support Chamber Music Training for Amateur Musicians

Deadline: 08/31/17

Grants to USA, Canada, and International organizations for workshops that provide coaching and support for amateur musicians playing chamber music. Funding is available to reduce registration fees for participants, to subsidize coaches’ salaries, ... GrantWatch ID#: 180316

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