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The Rockford Area Arts Council annually administers grants which support artists, arts organizations, and non-profits needing funding for arts projects.


Access Grants

Access Grants are an annual grant up to $2,500 and are awarded to both artist and organizations between October – November. This grant can cover artist cost, supplies, and publicity.

Action Grants

Action Grants are micro grants up to $500 awarded quarterly to artists and organizations. Action Grants are awarded for creative endeavors in the Rockford region.

“The action grant that my organization received from the RAAC was used to cover the cost of renting a venue for a local poetry competition. This funding allowed us to hold the event without an entrance fee, making it accessible to anyone who wanted to attend.”