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Arts Midwest: Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: US $2,500

Fields of work: Art & Culture Performing Arts Visual Arts Arts / Culture Access & Participation

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota Show all

Location of residency: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota Show all

About this funder:



GIG Fund

Flexible support to help arts and culture organizations grow their capacity, fund artist engagements, and build community.

What is the GIG Fund?

Arts Midwest’s Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund provides financial support to arts organizations for rebuilding and re-imagining creative engagement in their communities amidst the challenging uncertainty affecting all corners of the creative sector. Whether your organization is recovering, starting anew, or doing your best to hold steady, this flexible support opportunity will help you grow by investing in your capacity to gather your community to experience the power of creative expression together. Funds are intended for organizations to build their capacity by having multiple points of access to support presenting performing and visual artists of high artistic merit, virtually or in-person.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Non-profit organizations located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin and the Native nations that share this geography.
  • Applicants must:
    • Partner with a professional performing or visual artist/ensemble of high artistic excellence and merit.
    • Gather the community via at least two activities featuring the artist/ensemble (in-person or virtually).
    • For at least one activity, reach an audience with limited access to the arts.


This page was last reviewed May 07, 2021 and last updated May 07, 2021