First-Person: The Arts Alliance Illinois Blog

Arts for Illinois Relief Fund opens new round of funding

The Arts for Illinois Relief Fund is pleased to support the City of Chicago’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Program. This program will provide support for lost revenue and reopening strategies for some of the hardest hit arts venues not previously eligible for grant relief. This grant opportunity demonstrates a commitment to not only these spaces but to the artists, cultural workers and organizations that they employ. The program will provide $10,000 grants to up to 120 non-profit and for-profit entities dedicated to producing or presenting performing arts programming.

Healing Illinois funding announced to activate the work of racial healing

Yesterday the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) launched a new initiative, in partnership with The Chicago Community Trust, designed to distribute $4.5 million in grants to support organizations conducting racial healing activities and helping to build a bridge towards a racially equitable Illinois. 

Healing Illinois grants will fund programs in four areas:

Updates on Illinois Business Interruption Grants

Illinois has launched Round 2 of its Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program, making $220 million available to help businesses impacted by COVID - with emphasis on Highly Impacted Industries and Priority Industries, including the arts. Click here for more information.

Arts Alliance Illinois supports the Fair Tax Amendment

Position Statement on the Illinois Fair Tax Amendment

Announcing Keynote Address and One State Artist Project Grantees

Announcing Keynote Address and

One State Artist Project Grantees

MacArthur Fellow and Artist Activist Mel Chin
will offer our virtual keynote on September 29 at 1pm

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