Ends on October 15, 2017

The next deadline for Fellow Project Grants is October 15, 2017. Fellows will be notified three to four weeks after the deadline regarding the status of their proposal. For proposals that have been approved for funding, grant checks will be issued within two weeks after being notified that the project has been funded.

Project grants are available for Luminarts Fellows to support career development and advancement opportunities, including residencies, master classes, exhibition and performance expenses, professional travel, research, and more.

While these grants may be used for a broad array of career development opportunities, applicants must demonstrate how the funding will support this development, and how the funded experience will in turn benefit the Chicago community. Luminarts Fellows, including first- and second-place award recipients as of 2010, are eligible to apply for Project Grants.


Project Grant Guidelines

  • Applicants must be designated a Luminarts Fellow (or have been a 1st or 2nd place winner in a Foundation competition since 2010)
  • While applicants are not required to live in the Chicago area, they must be able to demonstrate how the funded opportunity will directly benefit Chicago
  • Applicant requests for funding may not exceed $2,500 and the total request may be no more than 50% of the total project expenditure
  • All funding granted must be spent and accounted for within one (1) year from the date awarded.

Luminarts' Expectations for all Project Grant Awardees

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation has the expectation that all Fellows who are awarded project grant funding will highlight the Foundation's contribution through any marketing and/or PR materials that may be connected with the project. Fellows are encouraged to contact the Foundation with questions regarding marketing and PR expectations.

Luminarts requests that any photos, recordings, and video footage regarding funded projects be shared with the Foundation.

For more information about Project Grants please contact the Foundation at info@luminarts.org or at 312-435-5961.
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