Searching for funding opportunities to supplement your school’s allotted budget for the arts? Here you’ll find information about how to access grant money for arts programming, supplies, and equipment.

Arts Essentials Grant Program

The Arts Essentials Grant Program provides $1,000 to all schools that have achieved Creative Schools Certification in Categories 1–4 and have an active Arts Liaison. This money can be used toward materials, equipment, and supplies for arts classrooms.

The Creative Schools Fund

The Creative Schools Fund is a grant-making partnership between Ingenuity, the Department of Arts Education, and the Chicago Mayor’s Office to support the expansion of arts education in schools. $10,000 grants are available to qualifying schools.

Other Arts Funding Resources

Browse useful links to organizations that provide arts funding as well as free and cheap arts supplies and equipment.