Arts Grants

 

1. URBANA ARTS GRANTS PROGRAM

2016 Urbana Arts Grants Program is no longer accepting applications. Deadline to apply was Friday, February 12, 2016 at 5:00pm CST.

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. 

2016 Grant Application Process

1. Download and read the application guidelines below
2. Download the application package below (Word or Fillable PDF formats)
3. Make sure you have filled out the application and all materials required for the different grant categories.
4. Submit your grant application to the Urbana Public Arts Program by February 12th, 2016 at 5:00pm. You can send your application by e-mail to artsgrant@urbanaillinois.us. Do not e-mail your application to any other e-mail address other than artsgrant@urbanaillinois.us. E-mail applications are preferred, but if you choose to instead submit a hard copy, mail it to the Public Arts Coordinator at the City of Urbana, 400 S. Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801. Do not send us a hard copy if you are also sending us the application by e-mail.

LIST OF THE 2016 GRANT RECIPIENTS:

2016 Urbana Arts Grant Recipients.pdf

LISTS OF PAST GRANT RECIPIENTS:

2015 Urbana Arts Grant Recipients.pdf
2009-2014 Urbana Arts Grant Recipients.pdf

2. ARTS IN THE SCHOOLS GRANT PROGRAM

Arts in the Schools 2016 has been awarded to Wiley School and King School. Thank you to all applicants. If you are seeking funding opportunities for your art education project, please check this webpage again in September 2016.