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It’s time to submit your Urbana Arts Grant proposals

If you are an artist, arts organization, or festival presenter with a creative proposal in need of funding, now is the time to apply for a grant from the Urbana Arts and Culture Program. The deadline for proposals is January 16th, which is coming up quite soon. Some info from the program website:

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. Grants will be available in five categories listed below:

  • Tier I Grants ranging between $500-$1,500 for individual artists and initiatives
  • Tier II Grants ranging between $2,000-$4,500 for mid-sized initiatives
  • Tier III Grants ranging between $5,000-$10,000 for large-scale special events
  • Arts in the Schools Grants for arts education initiatives in USD #116 schools (now built into the Tier I application)
  • Poet Laureate Program Honorary award for Champaign County resident poet
  • Youth Poet Laureate Program Honorary award for Urbana youth poet

The program put together an informative video on how to apply. You can find the full list of guidelines, as well as the application link, here.

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