2015 Arts Grant application period has closed. Deadline to apply was January 16, 2015. Please check back in Fall 2015 to learn more about Urbana Arts Grant Program 2016.
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 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.
GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS
There are four different grant categories to apply for:
Here and Now: Grants for Artists Residing in Urbana
Envision 365: Grants for Emerging & Professional Artists
Creative Mix: Arts Grants for Groups, Troupes & Ensembles
Urbana Festivals: Grants Supporting Arts Festival Presenters
Download 2015 Grant Application (pdf, fillable interactive pdf, word formats).
Make sure you have filled out the application and all materials required for the different grant categories.
Submit your grant application to the City of Urbana by January 16th, 2015 at 5:00pm. You can submit applications either by email or by hard copy, but not both. You DO NOT need to submit a hard copy version if you send in an email application. Late applications will not be accepted. Email applications are preferred. If you are submitting your application by email- the address for submittal is: firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO ANY OTHER EMAIL ADDRESS BUT email@example.com
The address to mail a hard copy of the application is: Pauline Tannos, Public Arts Coordinator, City of Urbana, 400 S. Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801
If you have technical questions on the grants application, process or forms, call Pauline at 217-328-8265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also attend one of our three grant workshops to learn more about the process and ask questions in person:
December 3rd, 2014, 12pm-1pm, 1152 Music Building, 1114 Nevada St., Urbana, IL
December 10th, 2014, 12pm-1pm Giertz Gallery at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
December 12th, 2014, 6pm-7pm Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Avenue, Urbana, IL