Quad City Arts is accepting applications for its Arts Dollars grants for the 2022 cycle.
Applications are welcome from individual artists, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations partnering with artists. All art forms are eligible.
This year, the Rock Island-based organization received additional funding to offer new Visual Artist Grants. The additional funding came from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. In total, Quad City Arts will grant $140,000 during this grant cycle.
This year’s grant categories are:
- Visual Artist Grants support visual artists who demonstrate exceptional creativity in the arts, innovation, and contribute to the vitality of the Quad City region. Selected artists will be offered professional development designed specifically for artists and be granted $5,000, in which, up to 20% can be allocated to artist salary.
- Project Grants support arts projects or programming that primarily emphasize community engagement. Individual artists may apply for up to $2,500. Non-profit organizations and schools may apply for up to $5,000.
- Education Grants support projects or programming that primarily provide opportunities in arts education for K-12 students. Individual artists may apply for up to $2,500. Non-profit organizations and schools may apply for up to $5,000.
- Capacity-Building Grants fund activities that increase an organization’s overall capacity, organizational strength and long-term community impact. Non-profit organizations may apply for up to $5,000.
The application process is competitive, and applicants are encouraged to apply before the Jan. 31, 2022, deadline. Recipients will be notified no later than March 15. Quad City Arts staff are available to assist with the application process. To apply online, visit here.
Funding for the 2022 Arts Dollars cycle is provided by the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency, and an anonymous funder. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees, individual donations, and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.
Since 1990, Quad City Arts has supported the local art community by awarding more than $1 million in grants to local artists, non-profit organizations, and schools.