MAKER GRANT is here! OPP & The Chicago Artists' Coalition offer a $3000 individual artist grant!

3000 Maker Grant Announced

Yet another way that OtherPeoplesPixels is showing it's love to artists, OPP is co-sponsoring the brand-new Maker Grant with our friends at CAC to assist one amazing Chicago-based artist with an unrestricted $3000 grant. We know how hard it can be to pay the studio rent or purchase the weird supplies you need for your ambitious new project -- so we're stepping up to help you take your art practice to the next level. What could you do with $3000? We want to see it happen!

The Maker Grant is funded by a portion of proceeds from the Chicago Artists Coalition's annual Starving Artist fundraiser and a matching contribution from OtherPeoplesPixels. The Maker Grant recognizes both CAC's and OPP's mutual commitments to supporting local artists' practices and professional development.

The deadline to apply is March 31, so get cracking!
The Maker Grant is open to visual artists based in the Chicagoland area who are:

  • Artists who can show that they are at a defining moment to achieve growth in their creative and professional careers.
  • Artists who demonstrate a strong and active engagement with, and professional commitment to, their artistic practice.
  • Artists whose work as cultural makers impacts the development of art and culture in a meaningful way.

Read more detailed criteria & apply here. Good luck!

Maker Grant

The mission of the Chicago Artists Coalition is to build a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives. As pioneers in advocacy and professional development, we capitalize on the intersection of art and enterprise by activating collaborative partnerships and developing innovative resources. The Chicago Artists Coalition is committed to cultivating groundbreaking exhibitions and educational opportunities, and to building a diverse community of artistic leaders that defines the place of art and artists in our culture and economy.
OtherPeoplesPixels is a portfolio website service designed by artists for artists, dedicated to helping artists and other cultural makers share their creative work with the world. Founded in 2005, OPP has remained an independently run, triple bottom line company and continues to support many arts, environmental & social justice initiatives through The OtherPeoplesPixels Fund.