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2021 GIG Fund Grantees

Round 2

80 arts and culture organizations across the Midwest received GIG Fund grants in Round 2. Projects will take place between January 1 and June 30, 2022. Read more about these projects and the GIG Fund here.

Organization City State Grant Amount
ArtHaus Decorah IA $2,500
NewBo City Market Cedar Rapids IA $2,500
Heritage Center at the University of Dubuque Dubuque IA $2,500
Public Space One Iowa City IA $2,500
Ames City Auditorium Ames IA $2,500
Pilsen Arts & Community House Chicago IL $2,500
Riverside Arts Center Riverside IL $2,500
Woman Made Gallery Chicago IL $2,500
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago IL $2,500
Quincy Art Center Quincy IL $2,500
Links Hall Chicago IL $2,500
Enrich Chicago Chicago IL $2,500
The Connecting Routes Project Chicago IL $2,500
Unity Temple Restoration Foundation Oak Park IL $2,500
Princeton Theatre Group Princeton IL $2,500
UIS Performing Arts Center Springfield IL $2,500
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Japan House Champaign IL $2,500
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts Mt. Vernon IL $2,500
Raue Center for the Arts Crystal Lake IL $2,500
Fort Wayne Dance Collective Fort Wayne IN $2,500
Arte Mexicano En Indiana Inc. Indianapolis IN $2,500
Wunderkammer Company Fort Wayne IN $2,500
Embassy Theatre Fort Wayne IN $2,500
Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective Indianapolis IN $2,500
Hoosier Shakes Marion IN $2,500
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Indianapolis IN $2,500
Lotus Festival Bloomington IN $2,500
Pattern Carmel IN $2,500
The Gilmore Kalamazoo MI $2,500
Neutral Zone Ann Arbor MI $2,500
Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State University East Lansing MI $2,500
Gay Elders of Metro Detroit (dba SAGE Metro Detroit) Ferndale MI $2,500
Good Hart Artist Residency Inc. Harbor Springs MI $2,500
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Grand Rapids MI $2,500
Interlochen Center for the Arts Interlochen MI $2,500
Krasl Art Center St. Joseph MI $2,500
Pontiac Creative Arts Center Pontiac MI $2,500
Ironwood Theatre Ironwood MI $2,500
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum University Center MI $2,500
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts at Macomb Community College Warren MI $2,500
Pine Mountain Music Festival Hancock MI $2,500
Midland Center for the Arts Midland MI $2,500
Blue Dart Art Dowagiac MI $2,500
Lakes Area Music Festival Brainerd MN $2,500
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project Minneapolis MN $2,500
Ragamala Dance Company Minneapolis MN $2,500
Minnesota Marine Art Museum Winona MN $2,500
Alliance of Chinese Culture & Arts, USA St. Paul MN $2,500
Art to Change the World Minneapolis MN $2,500
Rum River Art Center Inc. Anoka MN $2,500
Northern Plains Dance Bismarck ND $2,500
Geographical Center Historical Society Rugby ND $2,500
Dakota Pro Musica Bismarck ND $2,500
Empire Arts Center Grand Forks ND $2,500
GroundWorks DanceTheater Cleveland OH $2,500
Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center Cleveland OH $2,500
Art Academy of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH $2,500
CityMusic Cleveland Cleveland Heights OH $2,500
Cincinnati Museum Association Cincinnati OH $2,500
Cincinnati Arts Association Cincinnati OH $2,500
Darke County Center for the Arts Greenville OH $2,500
African American Quilt & Doll Guild Warrensville Heights OH $2,500
Paper Circle Nelsonville OH $2,500
Jazz Arts Group Columbus OH $2,500
Karamu House Cleveland OH $2,500
Professional Flair, Inc. Cleveland OH $2,500
Shawnee State University Portsmouth OH $2,500
Passion Works Athens OH $2,500
Matthews Opera House and Arts Center Spearfish SD $2,500
Backroom Productions, Inc. Rapid City SD $2,500
Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills Rapid City SD $2,500
Vermillion Community Theatre Inc Vermillion SD $2,500
Arts & Literature Laboratory Madison WI $2,500
Woodland Indian Art, Inc. Oneida WI $2,500
Plymouth Art Foundation Plymouth WI $2,500
Pump House Regional Arts Center La Crosse WI $2,500
Green Lake Festival of Music Green Lake WI $2,500
TRUE SKOOL Milwaukee WI $2,500
Communication Madison Madison WI $2,500
Madison Music Collective Madison WI $2,500

Round 1

In Round 1 of the 2021-2022 Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund, 80 arts and culture organizations across the Midwest received money to grow their capacity, fund creative engagements, and build community.

Funded projects will take place before December 31, 2021. Read more about these projects and the GIG Fund here.

Organization City State Grant Amount
George Daily Auditorium Oskaloosa IA $2,500.00
Levitt AMP Earlham Music Series Earlham IA $2,500.00
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Fairfield IA $2,500.00
Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area Oakland IA $2,500.00
Legacy Learning Boone River Valley Webster City IA $2,500.00
About Face Theatre Chicago IL $2,500.00
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods Riverwoods IL $2,500.00
Red Clay Dance Company Chicago IL $2,500.00
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Ensemble Chicago IL $2,500.00
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago IL $2,500.00
Facility Theatre Chicago IL $2,500.00
Theatre Y Chicago IL $2,500.00
Garvey Tubman Cultural Arts and Research Center Springfield IL $2,500.00
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts Mt. Vernon IL $2,500.00
The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University University Park IL $2,500.00
Egyptian Theatre DeKalb IL $2,500.00
Magura Cultural Center NFP Arlington Heights IL $2,500.00
Woodlawn Arts Academy Sterling IL $2,500.00
South Asia Institute Chicago IL $2,500.00
Indiana Fashion Foundation Corporation Indianapolis IN $2,500.00
DePauw University School of Music Greencastle IN $2,500.00
Big Car Collaborative Indianapolis IN $2,500.00
Bridging Worlds, Inc. Ft. Wayne IN $2,500.00
Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette Lafayette IN $2,500.00
The Performing Arts Conservatory, Inc Indianapolis IN $2,500.00
Towle Performing Arts Company Hammond IN $2,500.00
Richmond Shakespeare Festival Richmond IN $2,500.00
Friends of Historic Vernon Vernon IN $2,500.00
Michigan Festival of Sacred Music Kalamazoo MI $2,500.00
Real People Media, Inc. Calumet MI $2,500.00
Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization Manchester MI $2,500.00
Mackinac Arts Council Mackinac Island MI $2,500.00
South Haven Arts Association South Haven MI $2,500.00
Artists Creating Together Grand Rapids MI $2,500.00
The HAI Foundation Hamtramck MI $2,500.00
TeMaTe Institute for Black Dance and Culture Detroit MI $2,500.00
The Benton Harbor Public Library Benton Harbor MI $2,500.00
Accent Pontiac, Inc. Bloomfield Hills MI $2,500.00
Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association Beaver Island MI $2,500.00
Aepex Contemporary Performance Ypsilanti MI $2,500.00
Oscoda County Library Mio MI $2,500.00
Flint Institute of Music FLINT MI $2,500.00
Crystal Theatre Crystal Falls MI $2,500.00
Exposed Brick Theatre St. Paul MN $2,500.00
Department of Public Transformation Granite Falls MN $2,500.00
CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio) St. Paul MN $2,500.00
Mask and Rose Women’s Theater Puposky MN $2,500.00
Partnership Resources, Inc. Minneapolis MN $2,500.00
Pillsbury House and Theatre Minneapolis MN $2,500.00
Fosston Community Library and Arts Association Fosston MN $2,500.00
Plains Art Museum Fargo ND $2,500.00
Arts for Vets Grand Forks ND $2,500.00
Sleepy Hollow Theatre & Arts Park Bismarck ND $2,500.00
Bridges Arts Council Valley City ND $2,500.00
Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas New Philadelphia OH $2,500.00
Greater Cleveland Urban Film Foundation Cleveland OH $2,500.00
Akron Art Museum Akron OH $2,500.00
Kent State University Kent OH $2,500.00
All People Arts Columbus OH $2,500.00
DANCECleveland Cleveland OH $2,500.00
Wave Pool Corp. Cincinnati OH $2,500.00
FRONT Exhibition Company Cleveland OH $2,500.00
Paper Circle Nelsonville OH $2,500.00
ArtSpace-Lima Lima OH $2,500.00
Springfield Museum of Art Springfield OH $2,500.00
Black Swamp Arts Council Archbold OH $2,500.00
In Education Akron OH $2,500.00
Kingdom Image Arts Columbus OH $2,500.00
Historic Homestake Opera House Lead SD $2,500.00
Gregory Horizons Community Development Corporation Dallas SD $2,500.00
Cave Collective Foundation Rapid City SD $2,500.00
Grand River Arts Council Lemmon SD $2,500.00
Friends of Rapids Music Wisconsin Rapids WI $2,500.00
Philadelphia Community Farm Osceola WI $2,500.00
Big Top Chautauqua Washburn WI $2,500.00
River Arts Prairie du Sac WI $2,500.00
Thrasher Opera House Green Lake WI $2,500.00
Hello Happiness Creativity Center Inc. Sheboygan WI $2,500.00
Young Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater WI $2,500.00
Friends of McIntosh Memorial Library Viroqua WI $2,500.00