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DCASE Grants Staff:
Allyson Esposito, Director, Cultural Grants Program
Julie Partynski, Senior Project Manager
Andrea Portillo, Project Manager
2013 Grant Decisions and Notifications
At this time, all grant decisions have been made and notifications sent to applicants. If you applied for an 2013 DCASE Cultural Grant but have not received notification from the DCASE Cultural Grants team, please contact Allyson Esposito at Allyson.Esposito@cityofchicago.org or 312.744.0795.
2014 Cultural Grants Program Timeline
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The mission of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is to enrich Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. To support this overarching mission, the Cultural Grants Program’s goal is simple: to serve as a catalyst to foster a robust, healthy arts community where artists, nonprofit arts and culture organizations and creative industries thrive. DCASE provides more than $1 million annually in direct funding for Chicago’s arts community through its Cultural Grants Program. Designed to reach artists and nonprofit arts organizations across every community in Chicago, grants provide operating funds, as well as support for professional development, the creation of new work, and instructional arts programs. Grants are awarded through a competitive panel review process.
In 2013, the DCASE Cultural Grants Program provided support to artists and arts organizations through three funding initiatives:
The goal of the DCASE Individual Artists Program is to discover, nurture, and expand Chicago’s individual artists. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Through this grant program, DCASE will award grants to Chicago-based artists over 18 years of age, at all career levels and working across numerous disciplines. Click here if you are a 2013 IAP Grant recipient.
Application deadline: Monday, January 13, 2014, 5pm CST
CityArts is a program that encourages the attainment of artistic excellence and financial stability through general operating support for 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organizations. Click here if you are a 2013 CityArts Grant recipient.
The Cultural Outreach Program (COP) has funded high quality instructional arts programming in low to moderate income communities. If you are inquiring about the 2014 COP Program, the DCASE Cultural Grants Team is currently engaged in a strategic planning process that included retracting our Grant Program. At this time, we are not yet ready to announce any of our 2014 Cultural Grants Programs. We will announce opportunities to apply for our updated Program this October. Click here if you are a 2013 COP Grant recipient.
2013 Grant Programs are now closed. If you would like to be included in notifications for the 2014 program, please Sign up Here.