Additional Funding Resources
ARTS FOR ILLINOIS RELIEF FUND
The new Arts for Illinois Relief Fund was announced on Wednesday, April 1.
The fund will provide financial assistance to artists, artisans and cultural organizations impacted by COVID-19.
As of Wednesday, more than $4 million has been contributed to the fund.
Artists, artisans, and cultural organizations can now apply for a grant through the fund.
The one-time grants of $1,500 will be distributed by 3Arts.
Grants will be awarded through a lottery system and will be disseminated quickly.
Additionally, nonprofit arts and cultural organizations of any size will be able to apply for relief through the Arts Work Fund. Based on their demonstrated financial need, organizations will be awarded grants from $6,000 – $30,000.
Artists, artisans and cultural organizations impacted by COVID-19 are urged to apply for grants through www.artsforillinois.org.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS INDUSTRY
FACEBOOK BOOST GRANTS
Facebook will be offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate.
VERIZON SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT - Small Business Grants
This program is made up of a $2.5 million investment from Verizon. They are offering grants to help small businesses to fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available.
Additionally, Verizon recently launched #PayItForwardLIVE, a weekly livestream from big names to pay it forward for small businesses. Viewers can tune in every Tuesday and Thursday at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT on @Verizon’s Twitter, Yahoo, Twitch, and Fios Channel 501. As people support their favorite small businesses with #PayItForwardLIVE, Verizon will commit an additional $10 per use of the hashtag, up to $2.5 million, for a total of up to $5 million in support.
Grant Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LISCSBGrant
Your application must be completed by Saturday, April 4th, 11:59 p.m. ET.
Please email for questions and troubleshooting.