Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Announcing the 2017 CityArts Grant Program

Application OPENS: Monday, January 16, 2017
Application DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 28, 5:00PM CST

The mission of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is to enrich Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. To support this mission, DCASE provides more than $1.7 million a year in direct funding for Chicago’s arts community through its Cultural Grants Program. The CityArts program provides general operating support to Chicago-based, arts and culture-focused, non-profit organizations with budgets under $2 million. Grants are made across six funding categories:

•Make, Create, Produce, Present Art
•Provide High-Quality Arts Education Opportunities
•Elevate Cultural Assets
•Support Capacity Building for the Sector
•Engage Communities
•Foster Innovation

A final application assistance workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 11am- 1pm . To attend, please go to to RSVP.
For detailed grant guidelines, timeline information, eligibility, and to apply, please visit:

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