Arts Grants



The City of Urbana supports opportunities for all residents to engage with the arts in its many forms. The arts are essential to the vitality and development of the city and enhance the quality of life while encouraging economic development, academic performance, and social tolerance. The Urbana Public Arts Commission, through the Urbana Arts Grants Program, supports projects in the arts that are accessible to the public. This program fosters 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 grant 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. 

The Recpient list for the 2017 Public Arts Grant is now available. Please find the attachment below in order to download it.

The Announcement Celebration for the recipients of the 2017 Urbana Arts Grant will be held on Friday, April 21st from 5pm to 7pm. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 19th by sending an email to For more information, please visit the Facebook Event here.


In addition to the Urbana Arts Grants Program, the City of Urbana also supports local art education initiatives through Arts in the Schools. The deadline to apply to Arts in the Schools 2016 has passed. If you are interested in submitting an application next year, please check this page again in summer 2017.


For any questions, please contact Morgan White or William Kolschowsky.

Morgan White (217) 328-8265

William Kolschowsky (217) 384-2442 

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PDF icon 2017 Grants Recipients139.9 KB
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Created on: Friday, May 1, 2009 - 17:18
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