Joyce Awards Information Session



The Joyce Awards is the only regional program dedicated to supporting artists of color in major Great Lakes cities. Each award of $75,000 supports an artist and commissioning organization in creating and producing a new work that engages communities in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Watch our Joyce Awards Information Session recording below that we hosted on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, for more information on the program and application process.

Culture Program Director Mia Khimm and Grants Manager Lynne Wiora discuss the Joyce Awards application process and program.

Interested applicants can find guidelines and eligibility information here.

Deadline Information: Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for the 2022 Joyce Awards will be accepted until September 13, 2021, with awardees notified by May 2022. Registration of new organizational applicants is due one week prior, by September 6, 2021.

About The Joyce Foundation

Joyce is a nonpartisan, private foundation that invests in evidence-informed public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region.

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