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Urbana Arts Grants Program - Tiers I and II

Grants to Urbana, Illinois Artists, Nonprofits, and
Festival Organizers for Public Arts Activities

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Urbana

Conf. Date:

11/21/19

Deadline Date:

01/15/20 5:00 PM CST Receipt

Description:

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Grants ranging from $500 to $1,500, and grants ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 and grants to Urbana, Illinois individual artists, artist organizations, nonprofits, and festival organizers for a range of arts initiatives that benefit public audiences. Funding is intended to support opportunities that enable residents to engage with the arts in its many forms. The grant program promotes an environment for established and emerging artists to thrive in Urbana, promotes life-long participation and learning in the arts, and integrates art into the urban environment.

This program is open to all disciplines in the arts on public display within spaces open to the public, including but not limited to creative writing, dance, film, video, music, theatre, visual arts, crafts, performing arts, spoken word, environmental arts, multimedia arts, architectural arts, landscape architecture, and emerging media.

Grant Categories: 

  • Tier I Grants for individual artists and initiatives (Arts in the Schools Grants for arts education initiatives in USD #116 schools are now built into the Tier I application)
  • Tier II Grants for mid-sized initiatives

Urbana Arts Grants Program Goals: 

  • Integrate the arts into the urban environment, creating a sense of place and purpose and promoting tourism and commerce;
  • Increase the availability of publicly accessible projects in the arts;
  • Encourage emerging artists and art forms;
  • Preserve and commemorate local and multicultural traditions and histories;
  • Enrich the lives of Urbana residents and visitors;
  • Increase opportunities for residents to engage in the arts in its many forms;
  • Represent the community in its diversity; and
  • Encourage partnerships among artists, performers, businesses, and organizations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177570

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$80,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Tier I Grants range between $500 and $1,500
Tier II Grants range between $2,000 and $4,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Tier I: Individual, emerging, practicing and professional artists or first-time applicants.

Tier II: Ensembles, collaborations, groups, troupes, festivals, or community initiatives

Eligibility:
-Projects must be exhibited or performed within the City of Urbana. Please note that the cities of Champaign and Urbana are separate entities. Preference may be given to projects that take place within a Tax Increment Financing District (TIF).
-Projects must be open and accessible to the public. Projects that charge admission are required to provide at least one event or showing free of charge to the public.
-Permanent installations are not eligible at this time.
-Applicants do not need to live in the City of Urbana. However, Urbana residency may be taken into consideration.
-Previous recipients of Urbana Arts Grants ARE eligible to apply for the 2020 cycle of Urbana Arts Grants.

Grant applications requesting funding for new projects or new additions to ongoing projects may be given priority.

Grant funds must be used to support project-based efforts. Requests for operating costs will not be considered. Grant funds may NOT be used for the following purposes:
-For the purchase of non-consumable materials (e.g., computers, software, cameras, power tools, instruments)
-For the completion of degree work
-For any event conducted solely or primarily as a fundraiser

Pre-proposal Conference:

To ask your questions in person or learn more about the Urbana Arts Grants Program, attend a community grant workshops. At this workshop, the Public Arts Coordinator will discuss the selection process, highlight past grant recipients, and go over the fundamentals of grant writing. This workshop will be repeated on the following dates and is free and open to the public.

-Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM at the La Casa Cultural Latina (1203 W Nevada St, Urbana)
- Wed. Nov. 13, , 2019 from 12pm-1pm at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College
- Wed. Nov. 13, , 2019 from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Urbana Free Library’s Lewis Auditorium
- Thurs. Nov. 14, 2019 from 12pm-1pm at Salt and Light in Urbana
- Thurs. Nov. 21, 2019 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Art and Design, University of Illinois
-Thurs. Nov. 21, 2019 5pm – 6pm, Common Ground Food Co-Op

Pre-Application Information:

All application materials for Tiers I and II (inclusive of Arts in the Schools) are due by 5:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Matching requirements are as follows:
Tier I: No in-kind and matching funds are required
Tier II: 50% match required (grant can only fund up to 50% of the total project budget). In-kind support can count towards match requirement.

Contact Information:

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

E-mail application materials to ArtsGrant@urbanaillinois.us

Or mail to:
Rachel Lauren Storm, Arts and Culture Coordinator
Community Development Services Office
City of Urbana
400 S. Vine Street
Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 328-8265
rlstorm@urbanaillinois.us

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USA: Illinois: City of Urbana

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