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> Impact of Current Economic
   Conditions On Chicago Small Arts
   and Culture Organizations
Support for Small Arts and Cultural Organizations

The Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development is a funder collaborative created to help strengthen the management and operations of small arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and Cook County. Grants are available for arts and cultural organizations with operating expenses between $50,000 and $800,000 to build capacity in three key areas: organizational planning, marketing, and financial management.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: WE'VE MADE CHANGES TO OUR GRANTMAKING

  • The Fund will add 10 percent to each grant to support the organizational costs associated with the capacity building project.
  • To be more responsive to projects as they emerge, there will no longer be specific grant deadlines. Applications will be accepted at any time throughout the year, with grant decisions made on a quarterly basis.
  • We have moved our grant application to the system used by our fiscal agent, The Chicago Community Trust. You will still access the application from the Arts Work Fund website. This change does not preclude you from applying separately to The Trust, or the other funders that are members of the Arts Work Fund collaborative.  To apply, click here.

Please email or call Marcia Festen (marcia@artsworkfund.org or 773-296-2601) if you have questions.