Quad City Arts is pleased to announce Arts Dollars grants for the 2019 cycle. Applications are welcome from individual artists, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations partnering with artists. All art forms are eligible. Since 1990, Quad City Arts has supported the local art community by awarding more than $1,000,000 in grants to local artists, non-profit organizations, and schools.

This year, Quad City Arts will grant $90,000 to local artists and organizations. The application process is competitive, and applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadline. Quad City Arts staff are available to assist with the application process.

The 2019 cycle features the return of Capacity-Building Grants, which were initially offered in 2018. 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 primarily 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 primarily 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 long-term community impact. Non-profit organizations may apply for up to $5,000.

Deadline for applications: January 31, 2019 Recipients will be notified no later than March 1, 2018.

Guidelines, category descriptions, and applications are available online: www.quadcityarts.com/arts-dollars

Funding for the 2019 Arts Dollars cycle is provided by the John Deere Foundation, the Hubbell- Waterman Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency, and the Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees, individual donations, and an operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

For more information or assistance with Arts Dollars applications, contact Community Arts Director Tyson Danner at tdanner@quadcityarts.com or 309-793-1213 ext. 102.


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