Arts Quincy

Instant Arts Classroom Funds

The Instant Arts Classroom Funds program is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council, Stillwell Foundation, The Community Foundation, The Tracy Family Foundation, Quincy Service League, Adams Electric Cooperative Penny Power, Sponsor a Classroom Donors, and the business and individual members of Arts Quincy. Applications must be submitted by Sept. 26.

Teachers should remember the following guidelines for applying for Instant Arts Classroom Funds:

    • Teachers from any grade level, from any public or parochial school in Adams County are eligible to apply.
    • Requests will be accepted up to a maximum $150 for one trip to a museum, cultural arts event, like a Muddy River Opera or Quincy Community Theatre production, or to host a teaching artist (visual art, music, theatre, dance or humanities) in the classroom.
    • Projects taking place between October 1 and May 31 are eligible for funding
    • Up to 1/3 of funds requested can be used for either supplies or transportation. Teachers must provide receipts for these expenses.
    • Multiple teachers can coordinate to utilize funds for programs exceeding the individual maximum of $150.
    • One teacher may apply on behalf of multiple classrooms as long as the individual request does not exceed the maximum of $150. This will count as one grant application for the organizing teacher only.
    • Teachers may apply for a maximum of two grants to use throughout the school year, and are asked to mark them in order of priority.
    • Teachers must have definite dates and program picked before applying for funds.
    • Applications will be accepted through Sept. 26.
    • Applications may be submitted via email to, hand delivered to the Arts Quincy offices at the Oakley-Lindsay Center or mailed to 300 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 244.
    • Grants are awarded at the discretion of Arts Quincy based on impact and available funds. Teachers will be notified via email by Sept. 30 as to the status of their grant application.
    • Funds will be sent out approximately one month prior to the arts event.

    Teachers are asked to fill out our evaluation form after receiving funds. The form should be completed and returned no later than three weeks after the art event. We would also appreciate any pictures from the program.

    If you have questions regarding this program please contact us by e-mail at or by calling (217) 222-3432.

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