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CAC Grant Applications

SPARK Grant closes on February 16th. All other CAC grants are now closed for applications.

Chicago Artists Coalition actively supports emerging artists in Chicago through four different unrestricted grant programs. These grants are designed to offer artists financial support to help them build on their practice.

All of our unrestricted grants honor visual artists based in Chicago, and offer varying levels of financial support.

MAKER Grant ($3,000/grant)

To support two exceptional visual artists whose work actively engages with social or environmental issues

Coney Family Fund ($5,000)

To support two Black or African-American visual artists who demonstrates artistic excellence and experimentation

SPARK Grant ($2,500/grant)

To support the creative endeavors of ten visual artists who identify as ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, Native American), an artist with acute financial need, an artist with a disability, or as a self-taught/non-formally trained artist whose art practice is a primary vocation

ENVISION Grant ($2,500/grant)

To support the innovative and distinctive talent of two artists who make time-based work in the fields of digital, electronic, computer, internet, virtual reality or video-game art.

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