Here's some good news for Illinois artists. The Illinois Arts Council Agency is seeking applicants for the 2022 Artists Fellowship Program. 

According to the announcement:

The program's intent is to enrich and strengthen the state of Illinois by supporting accomplished Illinois artists who are the foundation of Illinois' creative environment. The Artist Fellowship Program recognizes exceptional artists who have created a substantial body of work throughout their career by providing awards to support continued artistic growth.

The IACA will provide a limited number of $15,000 awards across the following discipline categories:

Crafts
Digital Arts
Ethnic & Folk Arts
New Art Forms
Visual Based Arts

Learn more here

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