The application for the Propeller Fund 2018 grant cycle is now open!
Deadline to apply: July 1, 2018
Visit propellerfund.org to learn more about this granting opportunity for visual artists in Cook County, IL.
Propeller Fund awards $50,000 per year to artists and groups for collaborative, public-oriented, artist-led projects that are independent and self-organized. Monetary awards—in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 are disbursed in direct funds to projects.
Propeller Fund exists to stimulate the growth of independent cultural production throughout Chicago; to encourage more varied models of art production and presentation; to spread artistic activities into more diverse areas; to promote the public’s interaction with and public recognition of such activities of our city; and to spark ambitions beyond current formats.
Launched in 2010, Propeller Fund is jointly administered by Gallery 400 and Threewalls, and funded through the generosity of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Propeller Fund provides money directly to visual artists and groups living and working in Cook County, Illinois.
A series of information sessions are held to explain how to write effective proposals, craft budgets, and navigate the online submission for Propeller Fund. Focused walk-in sessions are also offered to address individualized questions with Propeller staff. See the Propeller Fund Events page for scheduled sessions.
Visit the Propeller Fund Resources page to view a short video tutorial that covers the granting program, funding eligibility, past awardees, and the online application platform.