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

2024 Community Arts Access Grant Recipients Announced

Springfield Area Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2024 COMMUNITY ARTS ACCESS grants to organizations in Sangamon and Menard counties.

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 grantees and their programs follow.

African-American History Museum – Black Is Handsome Art Exhibit

Big Brothers-Big Sisters – Artful Appreciation Sessions

Camp Cilca – Art Week

Copper Coin Ballet Company – Leap into Lincoln Program

Educational Center for the Visually-impaired – What Art Feels Like Sculpture Exhibit

Hoogland Center for the Arts – Production Costs for Finding Nemo

Illinois State Museum Society – Noir Art Exhibit

Illinois Symphony Orchestra – Community Engagement Concerts

Land of Lincoln Chorus – Most Wonderful Time of Year Concert

Liturgical Arts Festival – Public Performances and Exhibits

Menard County Singers – Accompanist Stipend and Space Rental

Scholastic Art Awards – Honors Day Stipends and Supplies

Senior Services of Central Illinois – Senior Art Classes

Springfield International Folk Dancers – Rental Assistance

Springfield Park District – International Carillon Festival

Springfield Youth Performance Group – Mighty Movers Community Outreach

UIS Visual Arts Gallery – Consider a Disappearance Exhibit

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