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Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits, Schools, and
Artists in Eligible Counties for Arts Enrichment Projects

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Grants of up to $1,500 and grants of up to $5,000 to Illinois and Iowa individual artists, nonprofit organizations, and K-12 schools for local arts enrichment programming in the Quad Cities region. Funding may be used for programs or projects that engage the local community or that provide enrichment for K-12 students. Eligible counties include Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois; and Scott, Clinton, and Muscatine Counties in Iowa.

Project and Education Grants:

- Art Project Grants support arts projects or programming that emphasize community engagement. This category is intended for one-time or first-time projects or programs, and preference will be given to those applications. However, ongoing programs may apply.

- K-12 Arts Education Grants support projects or programming that provide opportunities in the arts for K-12 students.

All proposed budgets must include payment to at least one artist who meets both of the following criteria:
- At least 21 years of age
- Current resident of Rock Island, Henry, or Mercer County in Illinois, or Scott, Clinton, or Muscatine County in Iowa, for the past 12 consecutive months

If your application fits into more than one category, please choose the category that most closely aligns with your goals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176793

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual artists may apply for up to $1,500. Non-profit organizations and K-12 schools may apply for up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between April 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, and individual artists are eligible.

All projects must take place in Quad City Arts’ service area: Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois; and Scott, Clinton, and Muscatine Counties in Iowa.

Not Funded:
- Day-to-day operations
- Capital expenditures of any kind
- Purchasing permanent equipment
- Scholarships for academic degrees
- Programs by universities/colleges not open to the public
- Touring or travel outside designated counties for service
- Functions at which artists are not the primary focus
- Fundraisers, benefits, receptions, or other social functions

Pre-Application Information:

Complete applications and support materials must be submitted online by January 31, 2019.

Applicants will be notified by March 1, 2019.

Projects must include cash or in-kind support from sources other than Arts Dollar$. Ineligible expenses may be covered by matching funds – this must be described in the budget section of the application.

Multiple applications are not allowed. Applicants may submit an application in one category only.

An organization, school, or artist may only receive a Project or Education grant for two consecutive years, and may apply again after a one-year break.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Tyson Danner, Community Arts Director
(309) 793-1213

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties;   Iowa: Scott, Clinton, and Muscatine Counties