In case you missed it, our first Leadership Council Workshop of the year on February 18 was a great success! Representative from IFF came to talk with Members about the importance of making a space work for your organization, phases of a facilities project, fundraising, and sources of funding/resources for cultural organizations.
You can access just the presentation slides here.
You can also watch the video here.
The Arts and Culture Loan Fund is a program designed to help small- and medium-sized arts and culture organizations in Chicago to manage uneven cash flows and strengthen financial capacity. The program includes the opportunity to access an operating line of credit, as well as financial management workshops, customized coaching, technical assistance on financial projects, and conversation on incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into your organization’s operations.
The program is funded by the MacArthur Foundation and administered by IFF in partnership with BDO FMA LLC (formerly Fiscal Management Associates).
What’s included in the program — and how do I apply?
To be eligible for the Arts and Culture Loan Fund, organizations must be current MacArthur Arts & Culture grantee, either directly or through one of the MacArthur Funds at the Prince Charitable Trusts or the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Additionally, organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization in Chicago with a budget size between $250,000 and $5 million.
Eligible participants have the option of tapping into one, some, or all of the program’s components depending on their organizations’ specific needs. If you are interested in the program but would like support in identifying which components are the best fit for your organization, please fill out the following interest form and a member of our team will reach out to you.
The Program Includes:
1. Operating Line of Credit
2. Free Financial Management Workshop Series & Customized Coaching
3. Free Technical Assistance
3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Support
How to Apply
Complete this form to get started or email email@example.com.
Deadline is MARCH 9 to participate in the Financial Management Workshop Series.
LEARN MORE HERE
Hello dear Core and Partner Members!
For those of you who already returned your Membership renewal forms and/or your Member dues, thank you!
For those of you who haven’t, a reminder that these due dates are coming up!
Please submit your renewal form as soon as possible, as the February 11 deadline has already passed. All that is required is contact info and self-reporting your organization’s budget. SUBMIT FORM HERE
After we receive your form, Sydney will email you with an invoice for your Member dues, which must be paid by February 28.
Thank you for being part of the Alliance! We rely on you to maintain this organization, and we look forward to working with all of you again this year!
2022 CityArts Program Virtual Webinars
The DCASE Cultural Grants team is excited to offer a series of virtual webinars for all 2022 CityArts applicants. The webinars will cover updates to CityArts grant program guidelines and application review criteria plus provide tips and guidance to help applicants prepare the strongest application possible. Applicants are not required to attend a workshop to apply, however all applicants, regardless of having previously applied for or received a DCASE CityArts Grant, are encouraged to attend. Please see below to register.
Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | Register Online
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 9:30am – 11:30am | Register Online
Monday, February 28, 2022 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Register Online
If you need assistance in another language and/or if you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Learn more at chicagoculturalgrants.org