Applications are due Tuesday, January 21, 2020, by 11:45 p.m.

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ArtsFunds Application 2020

  • IL House #IL Senate #U.S. Congressional District # 
  • Please provide a concise description of your organization or project activities, depending on application type. Your narrative must begin with an opening statement; then respond to each criterion: I. Artistic Merit II. Administrative Ability III. Community Outreach IV. Economic Impact V. Financial Strength (see pages guidlines). Use each as heading in the narrative. Limit total response to 3 pages.
  • 1. Audit and/or tax reports for the most recent fiscal year (only one copy of audit and/or tax reports is needed): a) Organizations with operating income of $300,000 or more: Audited financial statement, or IRS Form 990. b) Organizations with operating income between $15,000 and $299,999: IRS Form 990 for last completed fiscal year. c) Organizations with operating income less than $15,000: Illinois Form AG 990 for last completed fiscal year, supplying only total revenues, expenses and assets.
  • 2. For operating support grants, your current internal financials, including a comparison to your current budget, and the prior year.
  • 3. For operating support grants, a list of foundation, and government funding with amounts for current fiscal year-to-date, and previous fiscal year. For project requests for any organization, a list of other project funders.
  • 4. For project requests only, a project budget of revenues and expenses. Your current internal financials, including a comparison to your current budget, and the prior year.
  • 5. 501(c) 3 letter from the IRS.
  • 6. Most recent Annual Report to the Illinois Secretary of State
  • 7. List of Board of Directors including position on board, outside profession/employer and town of residence.
  • Supporting materials: Links to your organization's performances, press releases, newspaper articles etc. You mail feel free to also drop off cd's or DVD's to the Arts Council's office prior to the deadline.
  • We certify that the information contained in this application is complete, true and correct to the best of our knowledge. Further, we certify that if this grant is awarded, all funds received will be used solely for the described activities in the manner specified in this application.