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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. Eligible counties include Rock Island, Henry, Mercer counties in Illinois; and Scott, Clinton, and Muscatine counties in Iowa. Particular emphasis is placed on projects and programming that engage the community.

Project and Education Grants:

- Art Project Grants support arts projects or programming that emphasize community engagement. Artists may apply for up to $1,500. Non-profit organizations and K-12 schools may apply for up to $5,000. 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 arts education for K-12 students. Artists may apply for up to $1,500. Non-profit organizations and K-12 schools may apply for up to $5,000.

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:

Nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools may apply for up to $5,000, and individual artists may apply for up to $1,500.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between April 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Quad City Arts staff and board may not be paid with Arts Dollar$ funds.

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, 2018. Applicants will be notified by March 1, 2018.

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.

Guidelines and Application Resources:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

For assistance, please contact Community Arts Director Tyson Danner at: or (309) 793-1213.

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Geographic Focus:

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