The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is pleased to announce the opening of the FY2023 Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Grant Program. The application is open in the Illinois Arts Council’s online Salesforce system and has a deadline of December 6, 2022, 11:59pm.
Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Grant Program
The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) Summer Youth Employment in the Arts (SYEA) program provides funds to eligible Illinois not-for-profit arts organizations to support summer employment opportunities for high school students. Jobs may be administrative or artistic in nature, or a combination of both. The intent is to provide positive experiences and training in the arts to enhance personal growth, while supporting the mission and goals of the host organization.
SYEA will award up to $4,500 to eligible applicants for student employees’ stipends. Grant requests for Fiscal Year 2023 are for employment opportunities occurring between May 15 and September 15, 2023.
To be eligible, applicants must have received an IACA General Operating Support, Grant to Arts Service Organizations, or Partners in Excellence Grant in Fiscal Years 2022 or 2023.
There will be an online drop-in meeting to answer questions about the grant program or new platform. This is not a presentation so please bring any questions you may have. Pre-registration is not available. To join click on the link at the meeting time:
For further information about the SYEA Program, please contact Program Director, Jerome Grand by email: Jerome.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 312-814-6766. IACA staff are working remotely, it is recommended to contact staff via email for quicker response time.
The IACA acknowledges ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Arts.