IL I Chicago Area I Propeller Fund

For 2020, Propeller Fund is adapting its annual project-based re-granting program to now focus on providing short-term financial support to artists who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Open to artists in the *Chicagoland area with a practice grounded in the visual arts, Propeller Impact Fund will distribute $500 unrestricted, one-time grants over four rounds of applications. The $500 grants are disbursed the month following each application deadline. A total amount of $56,000 will be disbursed over the four rounds.

Who Can Apply

-Applicants must be individual artists grounded in the visual arts.

-Applicants must be able to demonstrate activity in their artistic discipline over the past three years.

-Applicants must be residents of the *Illinois counties — Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaPorte, McHenry & Will.

-Applicants will need to express how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Those not eligible to apply include: 
-Students enrolled in any degree program.

-Artists who have retained full-time jobs.

-Propeller Fund grantees awarded in November 2019.


For d/Deaf and disabled artists: if you have any issues completing the application form, you may apply by phone or video. To complete the application by phone or video, please contact Barak adé Soleil, Threewalls’ Director of Programs at 347.385.0986 (text or call) between Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 4:00pm or email





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