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