ANNOUNCING: THE OPENING OF THE 2018 SAINTS GRANTS PROGRAM
The Saints invite and encourage theater, dance, and music organizations to apply for this grant assistance to be used for artistic development or production-related purposes. Here are some examples Saints Grant applicants can request funding for but are not limited to: costumes, the commissioning or licensing of works, improvements to applicant-owned premises, community engagement and enrichment projects, or computer and technical items such as sound or lighting needs.
Budget requests up to $5,000 will be considered for projects covering the performance year from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. Requesting organizations must be 501(c)(3) and have been established for a minimum of two years.
The live Grant application link will be available here on March 16. Online applications will only be accepted through April 16, 2018.
PDF file downloads of the Grants Guidelines & FAQs and Preview Application are now available for your review.
You can also go directly to the 2018 Grants Application Form.
Direct inquiries to the Saints Grants Commission.
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The Saints are volunteers for the performing arts. At the present time our 2000+ members serve well over one hundred Chicago and suburban theater, dance and music organizations, ranging in size from storefronts to world-class theaters, from seasonal musical groups to world-trotting dance companies.
The Saints members provide help to these groups for a variety of activities including ushering at performances and in return are allowed to attend these activities and performances at no charge. Members choose the venues and performances where they want to volunteer, as often as they like.
The Saints also awards financial grants to not-for-profit performing arts organizations located in Chicago and the surrounding area. In 2016 the Saints donated over $125,000 in grants to over twenty-five different performing arts organizations. We also matched $10,000 of our members' donations to such organizations.
The Saints hold General Membership Meetings several times a year. These meetings offer members the opportunity to learn more about the organization and its affairs, meet and socialize with other members and to participate in interesting presentations given by famous personalities from the performing arts community. The Saints members also receive a monthly newsletter, "Spotlight", which lists the numerous volunteering opportunities. These opportunities are updated twice weekly via the “CyberLine” e-mail to all members.
The Saints is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and donations to The Saints are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
In short, The Saints allow you to be part of the vibrant Chicago arts scene and see many fine performances, all for the cost of a nominal yearly membership fee. Join us!
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A MAP OF THE SAINTS VENUES
Click on the link below to see a map of most of the venues where we offer ushering opportunities.
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