Quad City Arts is pleased to announce Arts Dollar$ grants for the 2018 cycle. Applications are welcome from individual artists, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations partnering with artists. All art forms are eligible. In 2018, Quad City Arts will grant more than $90,000 to local artists and organizations. The application process is competitive, and applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadline. The 2018 cycle features a new category: Capacity-Building Grants. These grants are designed to assist nonprofits with the growth of their operating capacity and overall impact, without the need to create a specific project or program. Project Grants support arts projects or programming that emphasize community engagement. Individual artists may apply for up to $1,500. Non-profit organizations and schools may apply for up to $5,000. Education Grants support projects or programming that provide opportunities in arts education for K-12 students. Individual artists may apply for up to $1,500. 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 community impact. Non-profit organizations may apply for up to $5,000. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2018. Recipients will be notified no later than March 1, 2018. Guidelines, category descriptions, and applications are available online: www.quadcityarts.com/programs/arts-dollars-grants/ Since 1990, Quad City Arts has supported the local art community by awarding more than $1,000,000 in grants to local artists, nonprofit organizations, and schools. Funding for Arts Dollar$ is provided by John Deere, the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, and Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency. For more information or assistance with Arts Dollar$ applications, contact Community Arts Director Tyson Danner at tdanner@quadcityarts.com or 309-793-1213 ext. 102. About Quad City Arts Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees, Quad City Arts Partners, and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

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