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THE SAINTS ARTS GRANTS PROGRAM IS BACK!

Applications Accepted February 19 – March 11

Are You Ready?



The Saints ~ Volunteers for the Performing Arts encourage theater, dance, and music organizations to apply for our grant assistance to be used for artistic development or production-related purposes. Some examples applicants can request funding for but are not limited to: Costumes/puppetry, the commissioning or licensing of works, improvements to applicant-owned premises, community engagement and enrichment projects, showcasing the talents of diverse or culturally specific artists, or computer and technical items such as sound or lighting needs.


Requests for grants up to $6,500 will be considered for projects occurring June 1, 2024 through May 31, 2025.


Requesting organizations must be established as 501(c)(3) for a minimum of three years.

Please be sure to read the criteria for the 2024 application.


The grant application link link will go live on February 19. Online applications will be accepted through March 11 at 11:59 pm.


The Grants Guidelines & FAQs and Sample Application are now available for your review.


Direct inquiries to the Saints Grants Commission Grants@ saintschicago.org




THE SAINTS SUPPORT PERFORMING ARTS


Member dues fund our Arts Grants and MatchGrants programs.

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THE SAINTS ARTS GRANTS PROGRAM RETURNS IN 2024

Will You Be Ready?

 

The grant guidelines and preview application will be available for review in January for projects occurring from June 1, 2024 through May 31, 2025.

Direct inquiries to the Saints Grants Commission: Email


Arts Grants Recipients - 2023



MatchGrants
RESULTS FOR 2023

Click here

Thank you to all who participated!

 

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE OF THE SAINTS?

The Saints are dependent on a few committed members to serve as leaders. Some serve on commissions or work as coordinators. Those that guide and shape our future are the directors elected to the board each year. The directors set policies and govern The Saints.  Please consider joining this group and contributing your skills and leadership to make a difference in our organization. 

The board of directors meets monthly via Zoom. Directors are expected to actively participate in the work of The Saints in line with their interests and abilities. The board is elected at-large, not for any specific position. At its first meeting in June, the new board will select those who take each position. Board members are elected for a two-year term, which means that each year approximately half the positions are up for election.

This year there are five positions open on the board . The election committee will accept applications for directors until midnight on Fri Mar 29. Anyone who became a member of the Saints on or before Aug 1, 2023, and is “in good standing”, may run for the board.
Click this link: 
2024 Application for Board of Directors

The Annual Meeting and Candidate’s Forum will be held on Tue Apr 16 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Candidates and current directors will be expected to attend; all members are welcome. Questions from members will be accepted in advance via Email and via Zoom online chat during the meeting.
 
If you are not able to attend the Annual Meeting, please submit a proxy to ensure that we have a full quorum for this meeting by filling out a simple-form Proxy for 2024 Annual Meeting.


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WELCOME TO THE SAINTS

                 
The Saints is a volunteer organization that serves Chicago and suburbs with ushers for the performing arts (theater, music, dance) serving over 150 theaters. 
Please learn more about us and join us in supporting our local theaters.
Chicago's Dueling Critics talk about The Saints contributions   
   
 
CLICK HERE TO JOIN!


THE SAINTS ARE IN THE NEWS!


Here's an article NewCity Stage wrote about The Saints. (January 2024)

Interviews & pictures of members are included.

Read article here




NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION via ZOOM

Interested in joining The Saints?  Sign up for A New Member Orientation via Zoom.

To sign up, click here


We would like to hear from you
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HERE ARE A FEW OF THE OVER 150 ORGANIZATIONS WE SERVE

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