Performing Arts Society

WIU Arts Grant

Performing Arts Society Mission Statement

The purpose of the Performing Arts Society shall be to assist the College of Fine Arts and Communication in raising funds to support arts programming through the Youth Performing Arts Series, the Bureau of Cultural Affairs, and other programming centered around the arts at Western Illinois University and the Macomb community. Activities shall include community and audience development, fund-raising, providing a social atmosphere for cultural activities, and increasing the public awareness of the need and value of the performing arts.

Past Projects and Recipients

General Information

In keeping with the mission of the Performing Arts Society (PAS), a PAS Arts Grant has been established to support projects, activities, performances or events that enhance the arts at Western Illinois University.

Grants are due by the listed deadline below. Please download the application and email your typed application to by the deadline.

Application Deadline

  • FY25 applications will be due May 10, 2024

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    1. Applicants must be faculty, faculty emeritus, or staff from the College of Fine Arts and Communication.
    2. All facets of the application must be complete to be eligible for consideration.

    Selection Criteria

    1. Grants are awarded based on projects, activities, performances or events that directly relate to the mission of the Performing Arts Society. Special consideration will be given to activities that seek to build audiences, impact student recruiting, and/or enhance the programming of the WIU Center for Performing Arts.
    2. Projects, activities, performances or events must promote excellence in the performing or visual arts, provide cultural activities, and increase the public awareness of the need and value of the arts.
    3. Special consideration will be given to those proposals that include matching funds from department, college, university, or other entity.


    1. Grant recipients must coordinate all promotional and marketing efforts with the COFAC Assistant to the Dean for Marketing and Communication.
    2. All printed promotion and marketing efforts must include the PAS logo.
    3. Grant recipients are responsible for all promotion and marketing costs.
    4. Promotion and marketing efforts must include, at a minimum: a press release, mention on all appropriate university and community calendars, and inclusion in all available social media. Consideration will be given to posters and invitations, as appropriate.
    5. Grant recipients must identify the Performing Arts Society as sponsor if the grant exceeds 50% of the total budget. Grant recipients must identify the Performing Arts Society as co-sponsor if the grant is 50% or less of the total budget.
    6. Upon completion of the grant, awardees are required to submit a final grant report to the PAS board. The report should include a narrative that includes attendance numbers, participation numbers, outcomes achieved and any other information that documents the success or failure of the grant program, project, or event.
    7. Funding may NOT be used to fund receptions, to pay travel, to pay stipends to WIU employees or students, or to fund graduate assistantships.
    8. Funding must be expended during the fiscal year, for which it is awarded.
    9. All awards contingent upon available funding in the fiscal year. If funds are not available, no awards will be given.

    PAS Arts Grant Proposal Review Committee

    The purpose of the committee is to review funding proposals from applicants and to make recommendations to the PAS Board of Directors for approval. This committee shall be a standing committee of PAS.

    The committee will be comprised of five members elected from the PAS Board of Directors. The Vice President of PAS shall serve as the chair of the committee and as liaison to the Executive Committee.

    The committee shall recommend to the PAS Board of Directors each year an annual amount of funding to be allocated under the program.


    Applications for funding will be awarded to programs, projects or events that meet all criteria, submit a complete application, and are positively reviewed by the committee. All proposals are subject to review and approval by the PAS Board of Directors.

    For an award to be renewed, the grantee must submit a report addressing how the funds were used and what benefits were derived. The committee may then recommend the award be renewed for one additional year. PAS Arts Grant awards are intended to provide support for new projects or programs. Ongoing projects or programs are expected to become self-sustaining.


    Applications and interim reports must be received by the dean’s office by the due date, to be eligible for the following academic year.



    Once complete, please email your application to by 11:59 p.m. of the application deadline date.  

    Deadline for new applications: May 10, 2024

    Awards contingent upon available funding.

    Please email or call Dana Moon, with your questions.

    Dana Moon, Performing Arts Society
    College of Fine Arts & Communication
    Western Illinois University
    Browne Hall 116
    (309) 298-2583