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$2,100 Awarded in Visual Arts Grants; Next Grant Deadline Approaching

$2,100 Awarded in Visual Arts Grants; Next Grant Deadline Approaching

Photo credit: Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

The DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of the Picture This Mini-Grants, awarded quarterly through the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation. Congratulations to the following organizations selected to receive funding:

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) (Carol Stream, IL)

  • Supported by the Picture This Mini-Grant, the library will present a photographic and storytelling exhibit titled When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Stories of Refugees in America by documentary artist James Bowey. As part of the experience, Bowey will lead a discussion regarding the refugee experience  and provide a community activity on documenting and connecting individual stories.

Wheaton Public Library (Wheaton, IL)

  • WDSRA hosts Creative Corners art programs for teens and adults with disabilities to explore their creativity through various art mediums. The year-round program serves ten individuals each week, providing social opportunities, encouraging independence, and offering respite for parents and caregivers. Funding provided by the Picture This Mini-Grant will support program supplies and instruction.

About JCS Fund’s Picture This Mini-Grant: In an effort to enrich the creative landscape in DuPage County, the JCS Fund offers quarterly opportunities for painting and drawing related projects. Not-for-profit arts organizations and governmental agencies can request up to $2,500 for locally-developed, high-quality, visual arts projects that reflect the art and strengths of our diverse yet unified community. Mini-grant applications are considered quarterly. See guidelines and apply here by June 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.