Springfield Area Arts Council

Springfield Area Arts Council Community Arts Access Fiscal Year 2024. Black and white logos for SAAC and the Illinois Arts Council Agency


The Springfield Area Arts Council announces the start of this year’s COMMUNITY ARTS ACCESS re-granting program.   The deadline for fiscal year 2024 grant applications is Friday, September 22, 2023.  Grant-funded projects must take place between November 1, 2023, and July 31, 2024.  Applicants may request up to $2,000.

Non-profit organizations in Sangamon and Menard counties are invited to apply for funding for their arts-related programing.  Because of an increase in state arts funding, more money is available for these grants.

Guidelines and application materials 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.

Applicants may complete an online form found here:  https://form.jotform.com/232337890127054 .

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 47-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 2024 grantees and their programs follow.

Hoogland Center for the Arts – High School Musical

Illinois State Museum Society – Noir Art Exhibition

Land of Lincoln Chorus – Music of Spring Concert

Menard County Singers – Rehearsal and Performance Space Rental

Scholastic Art Awards – Honors Day Classes

Senior Services of Central Illinois – Senior Art Classes

Sound Celebration Chorus – Marketing

Springfield Art Association – ASL-interpreted Lectures

Springfield International Folk Dancers – Rehearsal and Storage Space Rental

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