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Grants to Skokie, Illinois Arts Nonprofits
for Community Arts Programming

Project Grant For Skokie Arts Organizations

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Skokie Fine Arts Commission

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09/27/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to Skokie, Illinois nonprofit arts organizations for arts programming in the community. Funding is intended for projects in the audio, visual, or creative arts fields, including artist residency programs. Priority is given to fine arts projects that are offered by minority-based groups to underserved populations in Skokie.

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

Estimated Size of Grant:

This grant is available in varying amounts.

Term of Contract:

All proposed programs/projects must take place between May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Organizations that receive funding through the Village's Grant Programming Budget, schools and governing bodies with taxing powers 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 interested parties are encouraged to attend the Skokie Fine Arts Commission Grants workshop scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in:

Conference Room A
Skokie Village Hall
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie at 7:30 p.m.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by Friday, September 27, 2019, 5:00 PM..

The commission reviews all applications and award letters are mailed out in fall 2019.

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

Ann Tennes, Director of Marketing and Communications

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