Arts-in-Education Residency

  • Illinois Arts Council
  • James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph, Suite 10-500
  • Chicago, IL 60601
  • Phone: (312) 814-6750
  • Fax: (312) 814-1471
  • TDD: (888) 261-7957
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Funds are available through this Illinois Arts Council program for artist residencies lasting from one week to eight months.  Artists are selected from a roster (available on-line) and include the following: individual dancer, folk artist, musician, theater artist, visual artist, or writer.  There is also and option for an interdisciplinary residency involving two or three individual artists in different disciplines; or a dance, music or theater company.

Who is Eligible

This program provides support to primary and secondary educational institutions, community colleges, and local arts and community organizations. Applicants must have been in active service to the public for at least a year prior to the application

Application Process

Each Illinois Arts Council grant program has specific matching grant requirements.

Availability of Funds

Funding for the FY 2007: $12 million.

How Funds are to be used

Funds may be requested for a portion of the artist’s stipend, supplies, guest artists, and documentation fees.

Types of Assistance

Grants, Artist in residence

Year Program was established