Nomination Form

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Nominate your arts organization or another arts organization who meets the following eligibility for the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund in the Arts Midwest region (IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI).

Arts Midwest will provide non-matching grants of up to 20% of the organization's annual operating budget, totaling over $1.5 million to arts and cultural nonprofit organizations across the Midwest region. Organizations that are invited to submit proposals will be asked how these funds can assist their transition from recovery to resiliency, with a long-term goal of thriving in a new environment during the grant period of December 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. 

Organizations with budget between $50,000 - $249,999 (pre-COVID-19) that were nominated in the first phase (June 11 - July 8) do not need to submit a new nomination form. Those organizations will automatically be considered in this second phase. To confirm whether your organization has already been nominated, please email or call 612.238.8019.
Nominations must be submitted by August 28, 2020 at 7 p.m. Central for consideration. Anyone may nominate an arts organization. Organization may self-nominate to support their own work. Organizations invited to submit a proposal will not be judged by the number of nominations. 


An organization is eligible for consideration if they meet the following criteria:

  • Is a small or mid-size arts organization of any artistic discipline and practice.

  • Is led by and/or represents and serves populations and communities that have historically had unequal access to resources for support, investment, and capitalization.

  • Is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or part of a federally-recognized tribal government.

  • Has a DUNS (Dunn and Bradstreet) number. If the organization is invited to submit a proposal, the organization will need to obtain a DUNS number. You may obtain one here. It is free.

  • Is in the Midwest region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin and the Native nations that share this geography. 

  • Organizations with a recent annual organizational budget of $50,000 to $249,999 (pre-COVID19). 

re   Email or call 612.238.8019 with questions.

Your information is optional. We would like to notify you if the organization is invited to submit a proposal.

Arts Midwest will work with its partner state arts agencies and diverse advisory groups to review submissions. A selected number of nominated organizations will be invited to submit a proposal by October 23, 7:00 p.m. Central. 

Thank you for your nomination for the United States Regional Resilience Fund for the Arts Midwest region. Please click below to submit.