The Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) is an annual grant opportunity open to new, emerging and mid-career artists and nonprofit arts organizations with annual operating budgets up to $150,000. Applicants can request a maximum of $1,000 for projects that address specific professional and artistic development needs. Individual applicants must be residents of the city of Chicago for at least 6 months prior to the application deadline and not enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or other degree granting program. Organizations must be incorporated, located in and serving the city of Chicago, have a valid Federal Employer Identification Number, and have acquired, or be in the process of applying for, or seeking funds to apply for 501(c)(3) status.
Applications are available in mid-December and are due to the Department of Cultural Affairs by:
Monday, January 30, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
Application Assistance Workshops will be held at the following locations and times:
- Thursday, December 8, 2011 4 – 6 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory 300 North Central Park Avenue
- Saturday, December 10, 2011 11 am – 1 pm
Nightingale Theater 1084 North Milwaukee Avenue
- Wednesday January 4, 2012 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Avenue
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5 – 7 pm
Links Hall 3435 North Sheffield Avenue, #207
- Thursday, January 19, 2012 4 – 6 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, 5 Garland Room
NO RSVP NEEDED Please contact Cultural Grants Coordinator with any questions. 312-744-9797