Individual Artists Program (IAP)

The 2022 DCASE Individual Artists Program (IAP) grant application is now open and the deadline is January 7 at 5:00pm CST.

IAP grants support the creation, development, or presentation of artwork and professional development.

Project-based grants will be made to resident Chicago artists over the age of 18 across all artistic disciplines including Film & Media Arts, Literary Arts, Performing Arts (Theatre/Dance), Music and Visual Arts/Design.

To download the guideline packet, RSVP for workshops and apply, please visit:

The DCASE Individual Artists Program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

General IAP Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for funding from the Individual Artists Program, applicants must meet each of the following criteria:

• Be at least 18 years old

• Be a resident of the city of Chicago, Illinois (proof of Chicago residency is required for application – we will only accept a Driver’s License, State of Illinois ID or Chicago CityKey)

• Must not be enrolled full time in undergraduate college/university studies of any kind.

Please Note: An artist can receive funding through IAP for up to two consecutive years before being required to take one year off from applying. If you have received a grant in 2020 and 2021, you may not apply for the 2022 cycle.