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Information for Applicants

Applications for activities occurring between July 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 will be due in Spring 2022.

Application Deadline: October 5, 2021; 11:59pm Central time

Who: Non-profit organizations located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin and the Native nations that share this geography.

What: Applicants must:

  1. Contract with a professional performing or visual artist/ensemble of high artistic excellence and merit.
  2. Offer at least two activities featuring the artist/ensemble in an accessible facility/space.
  3. At least one activity must reach an audience with limited access to the arts.

When: Between January 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022

How much: Grant awards are $2,500. Determination of awards for each grant period is dependent upon available funds and demand within each state.

Webinar: Arts Midwest hosted a one-hour informational webinar on the GIG Fund on August 10, 2021 to cover the application process, guidelines, and tips with a Q&A session at the end.

How to apply

  1. Read the guidelines.
  2. Prepare your application.
  3. Complete and submit the application form by Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 11:59pm Central time. Only one application will be accepted per organization.

For additional information, read our Frequently Asked Questions.


Ellen DeYoung, grants specialist, 612.238.8028
Joshua Feist, director of grantmaking, 612.238.8054

[email protected]

Arts Midwest provides, upon request and with a reasonable timeframe, alternative formats, auxiliary aids, and services necessary for all individuals to apply for grants. For more information, contact Joshua Feist, Director of Grantmaking.