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Project Grant For Skokie Arts Organizations

Grants to Skokie, Illinois Arts Nonprofits
for Community Arts Programming

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Skokie Fine Arts Commission

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Deadline Date:

09/28/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to Skokie, Illinois nonprofit arts organizations for arts programming in the community. New or previously rejected applicants are required to attend a grant workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended for projects in the audio, visual, or creative arts fields. Priority is given to minority and underserved groups.

Review standards:
- Emphasis on fine arts, music and dance.
- Cultural diversity programming.
- Evidence of an organization’s ability to carry out the project or the success of an event that already occurred.
- Demonstration of the ability to secure funding from other sources.
- Impact on residents of Skokie (i.e. percentage of Skokie residents that will participate in the event).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126911

Term of Contract:

All proposed programs/projects must take place between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who is eligible?
- Village of Skokie not-for-profit arts organizations.
- Skokie non-art organizations which choose to sponsor arts programming that is of a non-religious
nature and is open to the general public.

Governing bodies with taxing powers, parent-teacher organizations and organizations that currently receive funding through the Village’s Grant Programming Budget are not eligible to apply

Skokie Fine Arts Commission will not fund:
- Capital improvements or construction costs.
- Purchase of permanent equipment.
- An existing deficit from a previous year or project.
- Existing staff costs for non-arts organizations.
- Existing annual art-related programs.
- Personal expenses such as child care and unrelated wages lost due to proposed project commitment.
- Unsigned, incomplete or late applications.
- Individual artists unless sponsored by a Skokie arts organization.
- Travel expenses.
- Applicants who do not return the evaluation forms.

Pre-proposal Conference:

New applicants and applicants that were denied grant funding in the past are required to attend one of the following:

- Grants workshop scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Village Hall.

- One of the subsequent Skokie Fine Arts Commission meetings. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Skokie Village Hall in Conference Room A at 7:30 PM.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday, September 28, 2018.

Award recipients will be notified by early November 2018.

The organization submitting the application must make a matching financial contribution of at least 25% of the cost of the project.

All Project Grant Evaluations Forms must be completed and returned before grant money is distributed.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Return completed application to:
Skokie Village Hall - Village Manager’s Office
ATTN: Skokie Fine Arts Commission
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077

Nick Wyatt, Fine Arts Commission staff liaison

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Skokie