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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.   69 Arts and Culture Grants for Illinois.

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Humanities Professional Development for Educators

Deadline: 03/01/17

Grants starting at $50,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribal governments to hold humanities programming for teachers and IHE faculty during the upcoming summer term. Optional draft applications will be a... GrantWatch ID#: 178151

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Individuals and Teams for the Innovative Use of Technology in Art

Deadline: 02/22/17

Grants of up to $50,000 and in-kind support to USA, Canada, and International individuals and teams for projects that use emerging technology for artistic purposes. This program supports innovative new projects and offers the input of experts in a r... GrantWatch ID#: 178320

Grants to McLean County, Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies for Jewish Arts, Education, and Cultural Enrichment Pro...

Deadline: 02/23/17

Grants totaling $20,200 to McLean County, Illinois nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and tax-exempt religious organizations for Jewish-themed arts, music, and theater programs, Jewish educational programs and materials, and/or Jewish ... GrantWatch ID#: 179300

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies for Art Education and Performing, Visual, and Literary Arts

Deadline: 02/23/17

Grants starting at $500 to Illinois nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and tax-exempt religious organizations for programs and projects focusing on art, music, theater education and enrichment, and/or the performing, visual, and literar... GrantWatch ID#: 179302

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

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

Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs for Multi-Media Projects that Promote Architecture Appreciation

Deadline: 02/25/17

Grants of up to $30,000 to USA nonprofits and IHEs to produce and present projects and programs such as publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, lectures and conferences that highlight the field of architecture. Eligible ... GrantWatch ID#: 177777

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Promoting Community through the Built Environment

Deadline: 02/28/17

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual who has made significant contributions to community development through architecture and design of the built environment. Nominations will also be considered for a team of individuals for a single ... GrantWatch ID#: 177781

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Grants to Rochelle, Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Services, Education, Health, and Hunger Relief

Deadline: 02/28/17

Grants to Rochelle, Illinois nonprofits and agencies for community services, arts programs, education initiatives, health and wellness services, hunger relief, and community development for the benefit of the region and its residents. Preference... GrantWatch ID#: 179717

In-Kind Grants to Illinois, California, New York, and Washington, D.C. Nonprofits to Expand Capacity

Deadline: 03/01/17

In-kind grants to Illinois, California, New York, and Washington, D.C. nonprofits for professional consulting services that will enhance organizations' operations and efficiency. The grants will provide organizations with the tools needed to deliver... GrantWatch ID#: 177866

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations to Commission Contemporary Music Compositions

Deadline: 03/01/17

Grants of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International performing arts organizations to commission composers for contemporary music pieces presented by chamber groups and orchestras. Work may be presented by chamber groups, as well as symphony or... GrantWatch ID#: 178361

Grants to USA and Canada Scholars for Research on Native American Language and Ethnohistory

Deadline: 03/01/17

Grants of up to $3,500 to USA and Canada scholars for research on the ethnohistory, linguistics, and the history of studies of Native Americans. Funding is intended for such costs as films, tapes, travel, and consultants' fees, but not for the purch... GrantWatch ID#: 178514

Grants to USA and Russia Individuals to Travel and Conduct Projects in their Partner Country

Deadline: 03/01/17

Grants of up to $2,500 to USA and Russia individuals to travel to their partner country to conduct projects that address one or more of the below-listed focus areas. Funding is intended to enable social experts in the USA and Russia to build cross-b... GrantWatch ID#: 178773

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Programs and Exhibitions that Promote Art Made from Glass

Deadline: 03/01/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for programs and activities that promote the development of, and appreciation for, art made from glass. Funding will generally be provided for brochures, catalogs, curatorial stipends, exhibitions, videos, and ... GrantWatch ID#: 179496

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools for Regional and National Japanese Language Educational Events

Deadline: 03/01/17

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA nonprofits and public and private schools for regional, statewide, or national events related to the Japanese language that will motivate students and promote Japanese language education. Applicants must inform the fund... GrantWatch ID#: 179642

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Arts, Health, Social Services, Education, and the Environment

Deadline: 03/01/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for a broad range of programming in areas such as healthcare, social services, education, environment, civic, and cultural. Applicants may schedule an appointment with program staf... GrantWatch ID#: 179983

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Tribes, and Agencies for Arts Activities in Underserved Communities

Deadline: 05/04/17
LOI Date: 03/22/17
Conference Date: 03/01/17

Grants of $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, local education agencies, and tribes for projects that expand arts opportunities for underserved populations. A webinar is scheduled for March 1. Applicants must verify their gra... GrantWatch ID#: 178794

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

Fellowships to USA Published Writers for Career Advancement in Creative Writing

Deadline: 03/08/17

Fellowships of $25,000 to USA individual creative writers to devote more time to the development of their craft. Applications are invited from published writers specializing fiction and creative nonfiction prose. The fellowship is intended to enable... GrantWatch ID#: 178745

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, Tribes, and Native Organizations to Preserve Cultural Objects

Deadline: 03/09/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $90,000 to USA nonprofits, governmental, and IHE-affiliated museums, as well as Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations for the collection and documentation of cultural items that are held in non-federal collect... GrantWatch ID#: 178708

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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Artists for the Production of Live Theater Shows Using Puppets

Deadline: 09/11/17
LOI Date: 03/13/17

Grants ranging between $3,000 and $7,000 to USA nonprofits and artists for projects to develop creative performances using puppets. LOI is due by March 13, 2017. Three types of grants are available for funding. Funding must be used towards live the... GrantWatch ID#: 178153

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Train Humanities Scholars to Use Digital Resources

Deadline: 03/14/17

Grants starting at $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies to encourage humanities scholars or practitioners to apply digital technology to humanities research. Application drafts may be submitted through January 31. Applicant... GrantWatch ID#: 179159

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Educational Institutions, and Municipalities for Programs Serving American Indian Nati...

Deadline: 03/16/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and Tribal, local, and state governments for programs that help American Indian nations and people reconnect with and recover their homelands. Programs and initiatives in the following... GrantWatch ID#: 178550

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Grants to Northwest Illinois Nonprofits in Eligible Counties for Health, Arts, Education, and Human Services

Deadline: 03/20/17

Grants to Northwest Illinois nonprofits for programs and services to address community needs in Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll counties. Eligible programs are those that focus on community development, human and health services, educational ini... GrantWatch ID#: 178170

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and School Districts to Build Arts and Non-Arts Sector Partnerships

Deadline: 05/18/17
LOI Date: 04/12/17
Conference Date: 03/22/17

Grants starting at $20,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and school districts for collaborative activities to promote the arts. A webinar is scheduled for March 22. Applicants must initiate the required system registra... GrantWatch ID#: 178744

Awards to USA K-12 Teachers for Excellence in American History Education

Deadline: 03/31/17

Awards of $1,000 and one award of $10,000 to USA K-12 American history teachers for excellence in educating students on this subject. One nominee from each state will receive the monetary prize, a certificate of recognition, an archive of resources ... GrantWatch ID#: 150599

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Projects That Use Technology to Enhance Research and Teaching on Pre-Modern European...

Deadline: 03/31/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for proposals that aim to integrate new technology into pre-modern European art history research and presentation. Funding is intended to encourage new forms of collaboration, research, teaching, and learning th... GrantWatch ID#: 178066

Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits in the Quad Cities Area for Community Benefit Programs and Capital Support

Deadline: 03/31/17

Grants to Iowa and Illinois nonprofit organizations serving the Quad Cities region for community benefit programs and capital support. Funding is intended for the focus areas of education, social services, arts, humanities, health care, economic and... GrantWatch ID#: 178168

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Grants to East Moline, Illinois Nonprofits for Projects That Will Improve the Quality of Life in Local Communiti...

Deadline: 03/31/17

Grants to East Moline area, Illinois nonprofit organizations for a range of programs and capital projects that will benefit the local community. On occasion, governmental entities such as public libraries and schools are also supported. Funding is i... GrantWatch ID#: 178169

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Grants to USA Schools and Libraries for Creative Educational Activities

Deadline: 03/31/17

Grants of up to $500 to USA and territories public schools, preschools, and public libraries for creative educational programs. Programs may take place in a classroom setting or the local community. Previously supported projects include a school gar... GrantWatch ID#: 178591

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

Deadline: 03/31/17

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 Illinois and South Carolina Nonprofits to Increase Access to Historical and Culturally Relevant Collec...

Deadline: 03/31/17

Grants of up to $25,000 to Illinois and South Carolina nonprofits for projects that will increase public access to collections that highlight the unique history, heritage, and culture of eligible communities. Preference will be given to collections ... GrantWatch ID#: 178954

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Art Conservation Projects Focusing on European Art of the Pre-Modern Era

Deadline: 03/31/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for professional art conservation research, publications, symposia, and conferences. Funding is especially intended for art conservation proposals focusing on European art of the pre-modern era. Proposals shoul... GrantWatch ID#: 179284

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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Promote an Appreciation for European Architecture and Art of the Pre-Modern Era

Deadline: 03/31/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for scholarly projects that will promote an increase in understanding of, and appreciation for, European art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century. Funding is intended for projects that prese... GrantWatch ID#: 179285

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Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Nonprofit, For-Profit, or Student to Solve a Human or Environmental Pro...

Deadline: 03/31/17

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International nonprofit, for-profit, student, or hybrid initiative for an outstanding project that addresses major environmental and social issues. Funding will be used to support the implementation of an innovative strate... GrantWatch ID#: 179955

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Arts, Environment, Education, Social Services, and Religion

Deadline: 06/09/17
LOI Date: 04/01/17

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to USA nonprofits for arts, environment, education, social services, and religious programming. Applicants must submit a letter of intent by April 1, 2017. The Foundation supports organizations from across the n... GrantWatch ID#: 178263

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Grants to USA Theaters, Individual Artists, and Groups to Develop Innovative Children's Theater Programming

Deadline: 04/03/17

Grants of up to $2,000 to USA nonprofits theaters, individual theater artists and groups of artists for developing visionary ideas in children's theater. Eligible projects are those that are in the early stages of conception and need more developmen... GrantWatch ID#: 177889

Grants to USA Individual Artists Over Age 45 for the Creation of New Work

Deadline: 04/03/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 to USA individual painters over the age of 45 who need financial assistance to carry out their work. Applicants are encouraged to attend an information session prior to applying. The goal of this program is to s... GrantWatch ID#: 178264

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Awards to Skokie, Illinois Individuals, and Groups for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts

Deadline: 04/07/17

Awards to one Skokie, Illinois individual and one group for contributing to the visual, performing, musical or literary arts scene. Awards will be judged on the range of impact, community visibility, scope of artistic talents, demonstration of artis... GrantWatch ID#: 177753

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Grants to Chicago, Illinois Nonprofits for Arts, Culture, Humanities, and Education Programming

Deadline: 04/14/17

Grants to Chicago area, Illinois nonprofit organizations to provide quality educational, humanities, and cultural programs. Previous grants have funded science museums, high schools and institutions of higher education, hospitals, faith-based organi... GrantWatch ID#: 160275

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Academics and Post-Doctoral Scholars for Research on Modern Israel

Deadline: 04/15/17

Grants of up to $8,000 to USA, Canada, and International post-doctoral students and professional academics and scholars associated with an IHE or research institution for research on modern Israel. Funding is intended for projects in areas such as, ... GrantWatch ID#: 179597

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In-kind Grants to USA Nonprofits for Custom Animations to Promote a Cause

Deadline: 04/30/17

In-kind grants valued at up to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for a professional two-minute animation to promote their cause. This grant includes the services of scripting, voice-over, and custom illustration. Grantees are expected to spend o... GrantWatch ID#: 179839

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Grants to Chicago, Illinois Nonprofit Arts Organizations for Arts and Culture

Deadline: 05/01/17

Grants ranging from $3,000 to $20,000 to Chicago, Illinois small to midsize arts and cultural nonprofit organizations for general operating expenses. Funds are intended to support institutions located in the community where both Foundations are situ... GrantWatch ID#: 179303

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Grants to Decatur Area, Illinois Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and IHEs for Arts Events and Arts Education

Deadline: 05/01/17

Grants to Decatur Area, Illinois nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and IHEs for arts events and educational arts opportunities. Priority will be given to programs benefitting underserved communities. Programs may take place in M... GrantWatch ID#: 179895

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Political, Economic, Social and Civil Rights for Global Citizens

Deadline: 05/03/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to USA nonprofits for programs that work to protect cultural, social, civil, economic, and political rights for individuals in communities around the world. Previous grants have funded nonviolence initiatives, y... GrantWatch ID#: 178726

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

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

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

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Grants and Awards to USA Authors, Translators, Agents, and Publishers to Translate French Literature

Deadline: 05/15/17

Grants and awards to USA literary publishers, translators, authors, and literary agents for the translation of French literary works for English-speaking audiences. Consideration will be given to both fiction and non-fiction writings. Eligible liter... GrantWatch ID#: 179274

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Basic Human Needs and Community Development

Deadline: 05/15/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to meet basic human needs, promote community vitality, and encourage volunteerism. Programs may involve hunger relief, shelter and housing, self-sufficiency, arts and culture, and community development. Applicat... GrantWatch ID#: 179283

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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

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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

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