Illinois Arts Council Agency Announces Availability of Fiscal Year 2023 General Operating Support Guidelines and Application

IACA General Operating Support Grants are offered up to $25,000 to established not-for-profit organizations that make a significant local, regional, or statewide impact on the quality of life in Illinois. This annual program provides general operating support to eligible Illinois non-profit organizations for public arts programming of high artistic merit. The FY23 GOS application deadline is Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Important to note is that the GOS applications will be submitted in IACA’s online Salesforce platform:

Returning applicants should login to their existing account to apply. New applicants should create a new user account. More information on the online system, including a user manual, can be found on the IACA website.


IACA staff will conduct one GOS webinar on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 1:00pm on the application and review process. Participation requires advance registration; a recorded version of the webinar with transcripts will also be available.
Also, on certain Fridays from 1pm-2pm IACA staff are available via video meetings to answer any questions. You do not need to preregister for these. You simply click the link at the time of the meeting to join the call via WebEx.

Other IACA Grants:

Other Illinois Arts Council Agency Grants are also available now on their website, including:
Arts Midwest GIG Fund (for FY22) – due April 12, 2022
Partners in Excellence (for FY23) – due March 15, 2022

See all the grants here.