The Springfield Area Arts Council announces the start of this year’s COMMUNITY ARTS ACCESS re-granting program.   The deadline for fiscal year 2023 grant applications is Friday, October 14, 2022.  Grant-funded projects must take place between December 1, 2022, and July 31, 2023.

Non-profit organizations in Sangamon and Menard counties are invited to apply for funding for their arts-related programing.

Guidelines and application materials also are available on the Arts Council website [http://springfieldartsco.org/community-arts-access/] and may be requested from me at 217-753-3519 or programs@springfieldartsco.org.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

New this year – Applicants may complete an online form found here:  https://form.jotform.com/222491100797051.

Community Arts Access grants are given in conjunction with the Illinois Arts Council Agency.  The grants provide the opportunity for local arts agencies like the Springfield Area Arts Council to distribute state funds in their own service areas according to local needs.  The program is designed to give the community more access to the arts, especially among under-served populations.

The Springfield Area Arts Council, a 46-year-old local non-profit, enhances the quality of life in its geographic area and enriches the community through its performing and visual arts programs and events throughout the year.  Its grant programs provide critically-needed funds to assist individuals and organizations in fulfilling their missions.

Fiscal year 2022 grantees and their programs follow.

Garvey-Tubman Cultural Arts and Research Center – Music Lessons

Hoogland Center for the Arts – Disney’s Descendants

Illinois State Museum Society – Noir:  Art Exhibition

James Weldon Johnson Study Guild – Writing Contest

Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus – Barbershop and Country Concert

Menard County Singers – Rehearsal and Performance Space Rental

The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space – Emerging Artist Program

Scholastic Art Awards, Mid-Central Illinois Region – Honors Day Classes

Senior Services of Central Illinois – Senior Art Classes in Acrylics

Springfield International Folk Dancers – Rehearsal Space and Costume Storage Rental

Springfield Urban League – After-school Art Academy

Theatre in the Park – Pre-show Entertainment

Voices of Love, Peace, and Joy – Music Scholarship Concert