The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) invites those who are interested in applying for the City’s $1 million Illuminate the Arts Grant and have questions about the application process to join our virtual Q&A Session. OACCE staff will respond to questions applicants may have about completing the forms.
About the Illuminate the Arts Grant
The Illuminate the Arts Grants are a means to help sustain and stimulate the recovery of Philadelphia’s arts and culture community, which has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $1 million will be distributed to Philadelphia’s individual artists, small and mid-size nonprofit arts organizations, and small creative enterprises. The grant seeks to financially uplift Philadelphia’s creative sector and support disadvantaged communities, particularly Philadelphia’s Black and Brown communities, that have been disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Created by City Councilmembers Isaiah Thomas and Katherine Gilmore Richardson, the funds for the Illuminate the Arts Grants came from City Council’s New Normal Budget Act as an investment to address racial disparities in the City of Philadelphia. The Illuminate the Arts Grants will be distributed by OACCE with support from the Arts & Culture Task Force.