Grants

 

 

 

 

 

The Illinois Blues Coalition Fund Grant Program was established to promote and stimulate the growth of the art form of blues related music by performance, by interpretation, by preservation and by enhancement through a grant application process for recognized Blues Societies, Blues Music Entertainers and Blues Music educators.  The grant fund supports art projects in blues music in the following fields:  music, recording and live presentations, blues art, theater, photography, visual arts, dance, design or interdisciplinary expressions involving more than one of the above fields.

 Through this program the Illinois Blues Coalition, Inc. seeks to equitably and economically support the creative arts designated to blues music.

To download the Grant Application Form, CLICK HERE

BACKGROUND  INFORMATION

In 2004 the Illinois Blues Coalition, Inc. was formed to promote the art form known as the blues.  It was determined that a fund which was strictly concerned with offering grants was in need to help the various organizations, entertainers and educators to continue in their efforts to promote blues music as an art form.  This fund, referred to as the Illinois Blues Coalition Fund was designated to be used for these grants as well as a process to administer these allocations.

 This process was completed and the Illinois Blues Coalition, Inc. was designated to be in charge of the Illinois Blues Coalition Fund Grant process with recommendation by the Cultural Arts Coordinator and final approval concerning use of these funds being made by the Board of Directors

To download the Grant Application Form, CLICK HERE

FUNDING  PROCESS

Funding awarded annually to qualified applicants. Funding is awarded through the Illinois Blues Coalition, Inc. via an annual competitive application/review process. Applicants must make a clear case for funding, based on established criteria.

To download the Grant Application Form, CLICK HERE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Through its office, the Illinois Blues Coalition, Inc. will award grants to organizations and individuals during the year 2010 beginning on May 1, 2010. The GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE for the year 2010 will be April 1, 2010, BEFORE 5:00 P.M.

To download the Grant Application Form, CLICK HERE

 GOALS

1. To increase public awareness of the art form known as Blues Music.

2. To encourage the growth of local, statewide and National arts resources

3. To promote cooperation and collaboration between the Illinois Blues Coalition and        

    performing and visual arts individuals/groups/agencies/organizations/schools

4. To help serve the cultural needs of the blues music community

5. To broaden and leverage public and private support for blues music.

6. To maintain and preserve the Blues Musicís artistic cultural and historic heritage

7. To support exemplary community arts education in blues music.

To download the Grant Application Form, CLICK HERE

 

 

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