The Rockford Area Arts Council annually administers grants which support artists, arts organizations, and non-profits. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Additional funds are provided by the City of Rockford, Amazon, Rockford Art Deli, and generous members.
The Action Grants Program is designed to benefit artists and advocacy organizations by awarding microgrants, up to $500, for creative endeavors throughout the region. Preference will be given to first-time applicants and/or unique projects. Grant submission deadlines are three times/year.
Action Grant Timeline
|January & February||Grant Applications Open|
|February 28||DEADLINE: Term 1 Applications|
|1st Week of March||Grantee decisions made/announced|
|May & June||Grant Applications Open|
|June 30||DEADLINE: Term 2 Applications|
|1st Week of July||Grantee decisions made/announced|
|September & October||Grant Applications Open|
|October 31||DEADLINE: Term 3 Applications|
|1st week of November||Grantee decisions made/announced|
Action Tees – Support our local arts!
This limited release shirt features artwork by Manny Chinacat Tang, the 2021 Rockford Area Visual Artist of the Year. @chinacat663
Proceeds from these shirt sales will fund the Rockford Area Arts Council’s Community Action Grants. Three of Manny’s designs will be featured, promoting the value and impact of the arts, in partnership with Rockford Art Deli.
Call 815-963-6765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.