Illinois Creative Recovery Grants available!

March 21, 2023

Calling all creatives!

Thanks to advocacy efforts by a statewide coalition led by Arts Alliance Illinois, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will distribute a historic $50 million in grant money to assist businesses, non-profit organizations, and sole proprietors in the creative sector that have struggled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application portal opens Apr. 5

The DCEO Illinois Creative Recovery Grant application portal opens on Wednesday, April 5. If you operate in the creative space, we encourage you to visit for details on eligibility guidelines and more information on how to apply.

Arts Alliance Illinois is your go-to resource for support and tools you need for a successful grant application, including a help desk launching next Monday, 3/27, webinars, and more.

Visit their website and stay tuned for more information.

Important dates

Important Dates

March 21
Grant opportunity is announced

March 24
DCEO Informational Webinar at 10 am (Register here)

March 27
Arts Alliance help desk goes live

April 5
First day to submit an application

May 10
Grant portal closes at 11:59 pm

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