Oak Parker gets $15,000 state art grant

May 7th, 2019 3:46 PM

By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

The Illinois Arts Council Agency has awarded a $15,000 grant to Oak Park-based artist Michael Dinges, according to a press release from the organization.

The 2019 Artist Fellowship Award provided the grants to 17 artists across the state for a combined $255,000. The council also handed out 21 grants to artists for $1,500 each.

The grant program funds artists from 12 different disciplines in its mission "to build a strong, creative and connected Illinois through the arts."

Dinges' grant was in the visual-based arts (painting, craft and installation) category. More about his work is available online at

Timothy Inklebarger


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  • Edwin Haag (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: May 7th, 2019 3:56 PM

    How ironic considering what's going on in our grade schools. Wonder if his subject will have to be approved by certain members of the community.

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