The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, launches a competition to provide general operating support to Chicago-area arts and cultural organizations with annual budgets of $500,000 or less.
Grants range from $3,000 to $15,000 and rarely exceed 10% of an organization’s annual operating budget. The funds are intended to provide general operating support to organizations with a proven track.
The small grants, for organizations with annual operating budgets under $150,000, has a deadline of Jan. 17. The deadline for organizations with annual operating budgets between $151,000 and $500,000 is May 1.
Arts and culture organizations eligible as are non-performing-arts organizations such as museums, historical societies, education efforts, festivals, film, and literary projects. Grants are designed to help sustain the cultural life of the city and region.