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How to Apply - Plus

In addition to general operating support, we offer the following opportunities for Chicago Region Artistic Vitality grantees.

Gen Ops PlusHow to Apply for a Technical Assistance Grant

  • You must be a current Chicago Region Gen Ops grant recipient to be eligible for a TAG.
  • Once you’ve identified a class or workshop, contact Chicago Program Associate, Clover Morell, to make sure it fits our guidelines, and if so, she'll send you the link to a brief online application.
  • Submit the online application before the event date.
  • Attend the event.
  • Within one month of the event ending, submit the online report posted in the Requirements section of your online account.
  • You can expect reimbursement within 3 weeks of submitting the report.

How to Apply for the Cash Reserve Challenge

  • CRCs are by invitation only.
  • You must:
    • Be a current Chicago Region Gen Ops grant recipient to be eligible.
    • Have a history of stable finances.
    • Have strong, positive net assets.
    • Have a board-approved reserve fund plan that outlines strategies to build and maintain a capital reserve and use it to advance artistic goals.
    • Have sufficient organizational capacity to achieve the reserve fund plan and the required match.
  • If you have a question about CRCs, contact Chicago Senior Program Officer, Ellen Placey Wadey.