URBANA ARTS GRANTS PROGRAM
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.
Download the application form and guidelines below, then submit the completed form along will all required supporting materials by e-mail to ArtsGrant@urbanaillinois.us. If unable to submit your application by e-mail, you may mail or deliver your application package to the Public Arts Coordinator at the City of Urbana Community Development Services Office, 400 S. Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801. Please note that your application must be received by February 6, 2017.
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Contact the Public Arts Coordinator at email@example.com or (217) 328 8265 with any questions you might have, or attend the community grant workshop at the Independent Media Center (202 S. Broadway) on Thursday, December 1, from 5:00-6:30pm. At this workshop, staff will discuss the selection process, highlight past grant recipients, and go over the fundamentals of grant writing. The event is free and open to the public.
LIST OF PAST GRANT RECIPIENTS:
ARTS IN THE SCHOOLS GRANT PROGRAM
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.