Harmon Arts Grant

The Harmon Arts Grant Program, named to honor former Mayor Paul Harmon, was created in 1993 to help promote the arts in the community. The maximum grant award is $5,000.  Grant applications will be reviewed by Harmon Arts Grant Committee members who will make recommendations to the Normal Town Council.  


Primary Funding Priorities:

  • Programs taking place within the Town of Normal
  • Programs administered by not-for-profit organizations
  • Programs administered by recognized community organizations 
  • Funding to make a program or event more accessible to the public, particularly seniors, students, and low-income residents.
  • Operating costs associated with specific projects or performances
  • Programs serving a large number of patrons
  • Programs administered by organizations with a stated purpose to promote the arts

Secondary Funding Priorities:

  • Funding requests for capital items, such as equipment
  • Programs serving a small number of patrons
  • Quasi-arts programs
  • Acquisition of art objects for the community

Grant Recipients