The Evanston Arts Council will receive an American Rescue Plan grant in the amount of $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to help Evanston arts organizations recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Council will use this grant funding to distribute subgrants to Evanston nonprofit arts organizations in order to help fund general operations and rebuild the local economy. In total, the NEA will award $20.2 million in grant funding to 66 local arts agencies nationwide. Evanston is one of only three communities in Illinois to receive a Rescue Plan grant from the NEA, the other two being Rockford and Chicago.
“We are proud to see how our arts organizations have found ways to keep their spirits up through these difficult months and are thrilled to be able to make a meaningful contribution to their recovery and to the rich cultural life of Evanston,” said Evanston Arts Council Chair Toby Sachs.
Guidelines and application information for this one-time funding opportunity will be published on the City’s Arts and Culture webpage by the end of March.
For more information on the NEA’s American Rescue Plant grants, including the full list of local arts agency recipients, visit arts.gov/COVID-19/the-american-rescue-plan.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 311 in Evanston.