Springfield Area Arts Council

Springfield Area Arts Council

The Springfield Area Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1976 in Springfield, Illinois with the mission to enrich the community by providing creative opportunities to participate in and enjoy the arts. We fulfill our mission by supporting art and cultural initiatives in Springfield and surrounding communities of Sangamon and Menard counties.

We’re located in the lower level of the beautiful Hoogland Center for the Arts: 420 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62701 • Phone: 217-753-3519 • Fax: 217-753-8018. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2021 Audit (PDF)

In the sweep of pandemic and protest, the Springfield Area Arts Council renews our commitment to encourage, embrace, and celebrate diversity. The Arts Council affirms our pledge not to discriminate in any way by reason of race, color, religion, national origin, income, mental/physical ability, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression and to listen to those who know better than we do where discrimination lingers in our society.

Recommitment to Equity Statement

The visual, performing, and literary arts in the greater Springfield area should encompass all creative efforts. Therefore, the Arts Council stands ready to ally with those who seek to educate and to find community-led solutions.

As the Arts Council celebrates our 45th anniversary, we will endeavor to help the community imagine, engage, heal, and move forward.

Administrative Staff              

Bella Szabo, Executive Director

Sheila Walk, Education Director

Sarah Burke, Bookkeeper      

Board of Directors

Douglas Holt
Melinda Kaye
Steve Rambach
Al Shull

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