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 illinois.gov/b2b 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.
Grant opportunity is announced
DCEO Informational Webinar at 10 am (Register here)
Arts Alliance help desk goes live
First day to submit an application
Grant portal closes at 11:59 pm