All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the Application Assistance Workshops held in October and November (here on October 21 at HPAC). Pertinent information regarding the application process and helpful grant writing information will be discussed. The Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) was created in 1987 through funding provided by the Illinois Arts Council Access Program. The goals of CAAP are to discover, nurture and expand Chicago’s multi-ethnic artists and nonprofit arts organizations; and to foster new and emerging individual artists and arts groups by providing grants for professional, artistic, and organizational development to those who have had limited access to funding in both public and private grants programs. CAAP grants provide financial assistance to individual artists, and to nonprofit arts organizations with incomes under $150,000. The maximum grant request is $1,000. Funding priority is intended for applicants who have not been previously funded through the CAAP Program, or have not had access to traditional funding programs such as grants, fellowships and art commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, corporations, or foundations.
October 21 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm