What types of projects are eligible?
- Visual arts projects produced by a temporary or permanent artist-run, or alternative space.
- Visual arts projects that employ unconventional organizational models
- Visual arts projects that are conceived and carried out by a group of individuals and/or collectives
- Visual arts projects with a strong public component (i.e. community based or generated.)
- Curatorial projects that focus on unconventional artistic practice.
- Open-studio events or presentations.
- Publications of writing, including printed matter and online publications.
- A public event, performance, or intervention (with multiple participants).
- A screening, lecture, concert, broadcast, or workshop series at multiple venues.
- A temporary public art project.
- Site-specific presentations.
- Web-based/new media, audio, film, and video projects led by visual artists or arts groups.
- Collaborative projects between the visual arts and other disciplines.
What types of projects are not eligible?
- Projects proposed by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
- Projects proposed by students.
- Projects proposed by incorporated businesses.
- Projects in which the lead artist/organizer lives outside of Cook County.
- Projects in which all artists/organizers reside outside of Cook County.
- Projects that do not have a public component (i.e., projects which do not involve the public via process, production, or presentation).
- Projects that are not accessible and presented to the public.
- Projects that are carried out by an individual or collective as a single author of the project.
- Proposals for the express purpose of: renting studio space, professional development (classes, services), travel expenses, the purchase or rental of equipment, or hiring of services not otherwise associated with a public project that meets the above criteria.