$2.5K Grants for Artists

4 months 8 hours ago #1 by Justin Kerr
We received the following announcement about a very cool new artists grant program from The Reva and David Logan Foundation:

The Reva and David Logan Foundation Launches The Artist Grant - an Innovative Model of Grant Making in the Arts

Chicago, IL – September 15, 2021 – The Reva and David Logan Foundation has implemented a new community-driven model of grant making that celebrates individual artists working in a diverse range of formats.

This Artist Grant, although supported in an administrative capacity by Foundation staff, has been solely designed and driven by a group of Chicago-based artists representing a variety of creative disciplines and backgrounds.

The initiative aims to recognize artists working in Chicago who may or may not be working within the mainstream art world. All art forms—art as defined by the applicants—will be considered.

The award will offer ten unrestricted, no-strings-attached grants in the amount of $2,500 each. Eligibility is extended to those who are 18+, self-identify as an artist, and live in Chicago. Artists with a disability, BIPOC, queer, and/or self-taught/non-formally trained artists are encouraged to apply.

There is no application fee. By design, the application is short and intended to capture the joy and essence of why an artist makes the work they make. Applicants will have the option to write or record their responses.

Grants Manager and Arts Program Officer Preeti Veerlapati explains, “We feel it is imperative that this endeavor fosters fairness, accessibility, and inclusion, eschewing burdensome platforms and elitist selection processes.”

The Reva and David Logan Foundation is a Chicago-based family foundation that provides strategic grants to support social justice, the arts and investigative journalism in Chicago and around the world. The Foundation encourages its grantees to think radically and act positively to alter society and the world.

Website: www.loganfdn.org/artistgrant.html

Key Dates:
Virtual Info Session: September 21at 4:00 PM CST
Application Opens: September 27 at 9:00 AM CST
Application Closes: October 8 at 5:00 PM CST
Awardees To Be Announced: Early November

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