The goal of the Individual Artists Program (IAP) is to discover, nurture and expand Chicago’s practicing artists and creative professionals. Through this grant program, DCASE will award project grants to Chicago-based artists and creatives over 18 years of age, at all career levels (emerging, mid-career, mature), and working across numerous disciplines. We will support those working in both the traditional fine arts as well as the for-profit creative industries. The Individual Artists Program encompasses support through two different Funding Categories:
• Creation of Artistic Work – Provides project support for practicing artists and creative professionals to develop or create artistic work. Note that all projects must include a public component of some kind (e.g., performances, exhibitions, presentations or publications that are open and accessible to Chicago residents in some way). The public component need not occur during the grant period.
• Professional Development - Supports professional development opportunities, projects and programs related to the career of a practicing artist or creative professional.
Questions? Please go to our website at www.ChicagoCulturalGrants.org