Funding Guidance for Creatives
Arts Alliance offers free 1:1 support to individuals, creative businesses, and organizations navigating various public funding opportunities.
Scroll down to check out our running list of public funding opportunities for creatives and to access our Help Desk for any questions!
Upcoming Public Funding Opportunities
Suburban arts and culture organizations are eligible for $5,000 or $10,000 in unrestricted funding from federal COVID relief! Check out Cook County Arts website for FAQs on who is eligible and how to apply. Deadline is February 29!
Arts Alliance is hosting several webinars about this program. Register here for an upcoming live webinar to get your questions about the application answered!
The Chicago Small Business Improvement Fund is offering grant funding to cover remodeling costs up to $150,000 for commercial and $250,000 for industrial properties in select neighborhoods.
This is a monthly program. Check here for a list of qualifying neighborhoods for February and apply by the March 1 deadline!
Our Help Desk supports creatives in finding, applying for, and accessing public funding! We know the world of government grants can be confusing – that’s why we’re here. Come chat with one of our knowledgable Help Desk staff for questions about grants, eligibility, and applications!
We’re also currently providing 1:1 support for the following grants:
Support this work
If you’re a funder interested in helping the Alliance provide funding navigation services to the creative sector, we’d love to talk! Reach out to our Deputy Director of Development, Kaitlin Donnelly, at email@example.com.
Our team provided application assistance, technical support, and 1:1 guidance for the creative community during past funding programs.