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Welcome to the 2024 Ignite Fund Application!

The Ignite Fund is a Regional Regranting Program administered by 3Arts and supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Ignite Fund provides $6,000 grants to Chicago-area artists and/or artist-led collectives producing community focused, public-facing projects that are centered in the visual arts. Annually, 10 grants will be distributed, for a total of $60,000 in funding.

The Ignite Fund will provide ten $6,000 grants for community centered, public-facing visual arts projects that represent experimental, unconventional, and accessible practices by Chicago-area artists and artist-led collectives.

The Ignite Fund prioritizes projects that are:

  1. Rooted in the visual arts in form and content
  2. Collaborative
  3. Inclusive of one’s community, or others, in process, creation, and presentation
  4. Based in the Chicago metropolitan area
  5. Accessible for all members of the intended audience


  • Application Opens: April 15, 2024
  • Info Session #1: April 18, 2024, 5–6PM (CT) Register HERE!
  • Info Session #2: May 22, 2024, 12–1PM (CT) Register HERE!
  • Application Deadline: May 29, 2024, 11:59PM (CT)
  • Applicants Notified: September 2024
  • Grantee Announcement: November 2024
  • Grantee Gathering: November 2024
  • Grantee Cycle Ends: November 2025

Before you apply, check out a few helpful resources on our website!

Please contact us at info@ignitefund.org with any questions or accessibility requests.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.