Arts Tour

  • 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
  • Email:
  • Website:

Purpose of the Program

Not-for-profit Illinois organizations can select artists from the Arts tour roster (available on-line) for performance, workshops, master classes, residencies, and lecture/demonstrations and submit a grant application for support of the artistic fees.

Who is Eligible

Applicants must submit proof of not-for-profit status.  Each Illinois Arts Council grant program has specific matching grant requirement(available on-line).

Application Process

As of July 1, 2008, the IAC will accept applications for any projects taking place between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009.

Availability of Funds

Funding for FY 2007: $35.5 million

How Funds are to be used

Arts tour grants fund five to ten hours of residency activities such as workshops, master classes, residencies, and lectures/demonstrations associated with the performance(s)/exhibit

Types of Assistance

Grants, Touring artists

Year Program was established