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The mission of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is to enrich Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. To support this overarching mission, Cultural Grants Program’s goal is simple: to serve as a catalyst to foster a robust, healthy arts community where artists, non-profit arts and culture and creative industries thrive.


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Most Recent News (Cultural Grants)

Nov 6, 2015 “IncentOvate” Grants Help Chicago’s Cultural Institutions Create New Arts Experiences For The Public
Sep 23, 2015 Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces Individual Artist Grants; Applications Open October 5
Nov 7, 2014 New “IncentOvate” grants help Chicago’s cultural institutions create new arts experiences for the public
Jun 2, 2014 Mayor Emanuel and DCASE to foster Cultural Innovation with new Grants Program

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