With the goal of nurturing the work of arts, culture and humanities groups statewide, Illinois Humanities has had a grants program since its inception in 1973.
Grant funds are meant to help bolster organizations doing this work, support innovative audience engagement strategies, and allow groups to explore and develop partnerships. Through what is basically a civic engagement lens, the grants program allows us to further our mission and statewide mandate by working with partners throughout Illinois. Related Focus Area: Community Grants
In the interest of the health and safety of our staff, partners, program participants and the general public during this extraordinary time, we are suspending all Illinois Humanities programming through Monday, May 11. Staff will be working remotely, and all work-related travel is being canceled. In no way are grantees or program providers going to be financially penalized or asked to return grant funding for taking necessary precautions during this time.
To read more, please click the button below for an important message from Gabrielle Lyon, our Executive Director.