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Propeller IMPACT Fund 2020

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: US $500

Fields of work: Visual Arts Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Artist

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Counties in Illinois: Cook County, DeKalb County, DuPage County, Grundy County, Kane County Show all


Propeller IMPACT Fund 2020

For 2020, Propeller Fund is adapting its annual project-based re-granting program to now focus on providing short-term financial support to artists who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Open to artists in the *Chicagoland area with a practice grounded in the visual arts, Propeller Impact Fund will distribute $500 unrestricted, one-time grants over four rounds of applications. The $500 grants are disbursed the month following each application deadline. A total amount of $56,000 will be disbursed over the four rounds. 

Funded through the generosity of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and co-administered by Threewalls and Gallery 400, Propeller Impact Fund welcomes all eligible artists to apply, with priority consideration for communities that are impacted disproportionately including: ALAANA artists (African descendent, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native American), d/Deaf and disabled artists, LGBTQ2SIA+ artists, and gender non-conforming and non-binary artists.

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


  • Applicants must be individual artists grounded in the visual arts.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate activity in their artistic discipline over the past three years.
  • Applicants must be residents of the counties — Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaPorte, McHenry & Will.
  • Applicants will need to express how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


  • Students enrolled in any degree program.
    • Artists who have retained full-time jobs.
    • Artists who have a steady, sustainable income not impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Artists seeking project grants.
    • Artists whose practices are NOT grounded in the visual arts or presented within a visual art context.

This page was last reviewed October 30, 2020 and last updated August 28, 2020