Submitted by City of Evanston
As a part of the Evanston Arts Council’s Cultural Fund Grant program, individual artists, non-profits, and community organizations are invited to apply for up to $4,000 to support specific cultural programs and/or general operations. The application deadline is April 1, 2023.
Additional details, grant guidelines, and the online application can be found at cityofevanston.org/culturalfund.
Here is a direct quote from their guidelines:
‘ Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) organizations, and projects that serve underserved demographics and communities will be favored.’
So if you are a meritorious, struggling, white artist – are you out of luck? Is this even legal?
The Cultural Fund Grant Guidelines and Eligibility document is seven pages of selection criteria and you have a problem with the one paragraph that advocates for underserved communities.
You should reconsider labeling yourself as meritorious.