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Grant Opportunities

Arts Midwest is committed to supporting Midwestern creativity through grantmaking, creative programming, and leadership training. We currently offer the following grant opportunities. More information on our programs can be found on our programs page.

At this time, we are not accepting unsolicited proposals. Please sign up for our emails to be notified when one of our grants or programs issues an open call.

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GIG Fund

Flexible support to help arts and culture organizations grow their capacity, fund artist engagements, and build community.

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American Rescue Plan

Visit this page for more information on funding available to Midwestern states, funds available via our sister Regional Arts Organizations, and funds available via the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Jazz Road

Emerging and mid-career jazz artists: take your music to places it has never been with a grant from Jazz Road, a national initiative.

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National Endowment for the Arts Big Read

Bringing communities together around the shared activity of reading and discussing a book.
Applications for the 2023-24 cycle are now open.

Submit an Intent to Apply by January 18, 2023

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Shakespeare in American Communities

Connecting youths across the country to Shakespeare’s plays by supporting performances and workshops in schools and in the justice system.
Applications for the 2023-24 cycle are now open.

Submit an Intent to Apply by January 9, 2023

Explore our past programs and activities here.