Announcing Inaugural Cohort of Ignite Fund Grantees

published: Sept. 16, 2022
A grid of 10 small pictures of artist headshots and examples of visual arts-based projects funded by Ignite Fund

$60,000 of project support awarded for Chicago-area artists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (September 16, 2022): The Ignite Fund, supporting the creation and public presentation of new visual arts-based projects by Chicago-area artists and artist-led collectives, today announced its inaugural cohort of grantees. Seven artists and five artist-led collectives are receiving a combined total of $60,000 toward Project Grants of $3,000 to $6,000 to support the creation and implementation of new, public-facing works; and Research & Development Grants of $1,500 that support the early stages of new projects in development.

Open to artists in Chicago’s six-county metropolitan area, Ignite Fund applications were reviewed by a national jury panel. The final selections align with the Ignite Fund’s goal of prioritizing projects that center the visual arts, promote collaboration, raise awareness around social justice issues, engage local communities, and incorporate accessibility services in public presentations.

The Ignite Fund is administered by Chicago-based nonprofit organization 3Arts as part of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Foundation’s Regional Regranting Program.

To read about the 2022 Ignite Fund grantees, visit: