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ANNOUNCING: THE OPENING OF THE 2017 GRANTS PROGRAM

 

The Saints invite and encourage theater, dance, and music organizations to apply for this grant assistance to be used for artistic development or production-related purposes. Budget requests up to $7,500 will be considered for projects covering the performance year from June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.  

 

Online applications will be accepted between January 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017. This year, the Saints will again be awarding over $100,000 in Grants.

 

The Grant Guidelines & FAQ and Preview Application can be accessed here. These should help prepare you for applying.

 
Here's the live 2017 Grant Application Form when you're ready to apply.


CHECK OUT OUR 2016 ARTS GRANT RECIPIENTS!

 
 Here is a list of this year's grant recipients:  2016 Grant Awards



WELCOME TO THE SAINTS

Athenaeum                    
The Saints are volunteers for the performing arts.  At the present time our 2000+ members serve well over one hundred Chicago and suburban theater, dance and music organizations, ranging in size from storefronts to world-class theaters, from seasonal musical groups to world-trotting dance companies.

The Saints members provide help to these groups for a variety of activities including ushering at performances and in return are allowed to attend these activities and performances at no charge.  Members choose the venues and performances where they want to volunteer, as often as they like.
American Theater Company
The Saints also awards financial grants to not-for-profit performing arts organizations located in Chicago and the surrounding area. In 2016 the Saints donated over $125,000 in grants to over twenty-five different performing arts organizations. We also matched $10,000 of our members' donations to such organizations.
 


The Saints hold General Membership Meetings several times a year.  These meetings offer members the opportunity to learn more about the organization and its affairs, meet and socialize with other members and to participate in interesting presentations given by famous personalities from the performing arts community. The Saints members also receive a monthly newsletter, "Spotlight", which lists the numerous volunteering opportunities.  These opportunities are updated twice weekly via the “CyberLine” e-mail to all members.


The Saints is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and donations to The Saints are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Victory Gardens Biograph TheatreIn short, The Saints allow you to be part of the vibrant Chicago arts scene and see many fine performances, all for the cost of a nominal yearly membership fee.  Join us!
  
Photos by Merle Branner and Jim Venskus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




A MAP OF THE SAINTS VENUES

Click on the link below to see a map of most of the venues where we offer ushering opportunities.
 
Map of Ushering Venues



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