As a statewide nonprofit, Illinois Humanities’ mission is to activate the humanities throughout all of Illinois, particularly for counties and towns in rural areas and small arts and cultural organizations.
The Foreground Rural Initiative will strengthen the civic fabric of our state by amplifying the voices and experiences of rural communities through the arts and humanities. Illinois Humanities is excited to partner with individuals and organizations in rural communities through grant-making, capacity building, and co-created programming.
Foreground Initiative Goals:
What is Rural?
Foreground Rural Initiative is not currently accepting applications for grants.
Foreground Rural Initiative Grants consist of general, unrestricted grants of $5,000 for eligible individuals and $10,000 for eligible groups and organizations engaged in cultural work in rural Illinois communities.
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