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Terrain Biennial Event 2019 in Enos Park

The Terrain Biennial 2019 at Enos Park, Springfield Opening Celebration in Enos Park: October 5, 3:00 – 7:00 PM Exhibition: October 5 – November 16, 2019 www.terrainexhibitions.org Terrain Exhibitions, along with the Springfield Art Association and the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association, is pleased to present the Terrain Biennial 2019 in Springfield, Illinois. The Terrain Biennial [...]

By |2019-10-03T21:23:14+00:00October 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Terrain Biennial Event 2019 in Enos Park

“You Are Here” to Highlight Springfield Artists and Organizers

Local artists, organizers, and curators Jeff Robinson and Allison Lacher have recruited seven artists that have worked with them here in Springfield to write about. . .working here, in Springfield. Funded by Sixty Inches from Center and Illinois Humanities, the essay series "You Are Here" will be published on Sixty Inches from Center. A physical [...]

By |2019-08-30T01:33:24+00:00August 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on “You Are Here” to Highlight Springfield Artists and Organizers

SUMMER 2019 ACCOLADES FOR THE ARTS NEWSLETTER

Meet our summer interns in our Summer newsletter. Also find information about Poetry Out Loud, City Arts, and First Night® Springfield.  You'll also find schedules for upcoming concerts and performances. Download the Summer 2019 Newsletter

By |2019-08-16T15:42:03+00:00August 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on SUMMER 2019 ACCOLADES FOR THE ARTS NEWSLETTER

First Night® Springfield Call for Performers

The Arts Council invites performers (musicians, magicians, artists, dancers, jugglers, et cetera) to be part of our New Year’s Eve celebration. Springfield Area Arts Council’s signature event is First Night® Springfield, a family friendly, handicapped-accessible, and affordable celebration of the arts. First Night Springfield would not be possible without its generous donors and talented performers who assist [...]

By |2019-07-15T04:09:33+00:00July 9th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on First Night® Springfield Call for Performers

Artist on the Plaza and Music at the Market Begin Their 2019 Seasons

The Springfield Area Arts Council’s mission is to enrich the community through the arts. To help complete this purpose, the Springfield Area Arts Council produces two outdoor summer performance series called Artist on the Plaza and Music at the Market. Both performance series are free to the public and feature local talent. Funding for [...]

By |2019-06-21T14:31:08+00:00June 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Artist on the Plaza and Music at the Market Begin Their 2019 Seasons

2019 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Announced

The  Poetry Out Loud National Final concluded in Washington, D.C. on May 2nd, 2019. Minnesota's Isabella Callery (Anishinaabe), a senior at Arcadia Charter School, received top honors and won a $20,000 prize. She recited poems by Joy Harjo, Natalie Diaz, and Charles Lamb. Second place went to Illinois' own Scottlynn Ernestine Ballard. She is [...]

By |2019-05-14T15:06:42+00:00May 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Announced

Arts Council Announces Annual Grants for Non-profit Organizations and Individual Artists

The Springfield Area Arts Council announces the opening of its fiscal year 2019 City Arts competitive grant program.  Non-profit organizations, those working with individual performing and visual artists, and performing and visual arts organizations are invited to apply for funding to support projects in a number of categories.  All must operate in either Sangamon or Menard [...]

By |2019-04-01T13:50:20+00:00April 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Arts Council Announces Annual Grants for Non-profit Organizations and Individual Artists

The Springfield Area Arts Council Announces Winners of the Poetry Out Loud Illinois State Contest

Committed to Words and Memory THE SPRINGFIELD AREA ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES ILLINOIS STATE WINNERS   “Poetry is a life-cherishing force.  For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.” These lines from Mary Oliver [...]

By |2019-03-10T13:10:48+00:00March 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The Springfield Area Arts Council Announces Winners of the Poetry Out Loud Illinois State Contest

Poetry Out Loud Central Illinois Regional Winners

POETRY OUT LOUD:  NATIONAL RECITATION CONTEST THE SPRINGFIELD AREA ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES CENTRAL ILLINOIS REGIONAL WINNERS   In the temper and the tantrum, in the well-kept arboretum I am waiting, like an animal, For poetry. From "That Everything’s Inevitable" by Katy Lederer   These words, recited by Aasne Daniels (mistress of ceremonies), were heard [...]

By |2019-02-17T15:05:26+00:00February 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Poetry Out Loud Central Illinois Regional Winners