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Apply Now for GIG Fund Round 2

Are you a Midwestern presenting organization looking to host a touring artist in 2022? If so, consider applying for Round 2 of Arts Midwest’s newest grant opportunity, the GIG (Grow, Invest, Gather) Fund.

Tunes To Go second stop – The Market at Town Square in Green Lake, WI. Photo by Ric Damm Photography of Ripon, WI.

The GIG Fund aims to support the arts throughout the Midwest by funding a variety of diverse performances across the region. Organizations must present performing or visual artists via at least two public events, which can be in-person or virtual.

If you feel like this would be a good fit for your organization, read on for more information!

GIG Fund Breakdown

  • WHAT: The GIG Fund is a flexible grant of $2,500 that helps organizations bring touring artists into their community.
  • WHEN: Applications are due October 5, 2021, and funded projects must occur between January – June 2022.
  • WHERE: Nonprofit organizations located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin and the Native nations that share this geography can apply.
  • WHO: This funding is available to not-for-profit arts organizations looking to present a touring artist. Additional funds are available for organizations presenting Indigenous performing artists.


Learn More


Join a Webinar

Join an informational webinar about the GIG Fund on August 10, 2021 at 11am Central. Learn more about how to apply from Arts Midwest’s grantmaking team and Ed Bourgeois, Advancing Indigenous Performance Program Manager at Western Arts Alliance.


Register Now


Explore Past Projects

Curious about what kinds of projects have been funded as part of the GIG Fund?
Gather inspiration from Round 1 projects here.


The GIG Fund is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from Arts Midwest’s nine-member state arts agencies.