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Arts organizations are invited to apply to the City of Evanston’s Cultural Fund Grant Program beginning July 27. The Cultural Fund, administered by the Evanston Arts Council, supports artistic excellence throughout the community by providing financial assistance to community organizations focused in the arts and not-for-profit arts organizations for general operating costs or projects.

Applications must be submitted via online forms, which are posted at cityofevanston.org/culturalfund, by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31. The City of Evanston will award grants up to $3,000.

There will be two free grant-writing workshops offered specifically for the Cultural Fund Grant Program. All applicants are encouraged to attend the session:

Wednesday, August 5, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join via Zoom video

Join via phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 923 0690 4289

Passcode: 296916

Thursday, August 6, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join via Zoom video

Join via phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 991 7823 7629

Passcode: 524644

Attendees will receive general information and tips for applying to the grant and will have a chance to ask questions. Registration is required. Click on the video links above to register for your preferred session. For special considerations, such as sign language interpretation or Braille translation, please email artscouncil@cityofevanston.org at least 72 business hours prior to the meeting date.

The Cultural Fund Grant application must be completed and submitted online only. This allows applicants to easily submit financial records and supporting documents, as well as save progress throughout the application process.

All information about the grants, guidelines and applications can be found by visiting cityofevanston.org/culturalfund. For questions, please contact Paulina Martínez at artscouncil@cityofevanston.org.

The goal of the Cultural Fund Grant Program is to sustain and advance the community’s arts industry. Evanston’s vision for its Cultural Fund Grant Program is to activate the extraordinary assets of the community to nurture arts programs and events that benefit all Evanstonians.