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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

Press Release: Poetry Out Loud 2019 Regional Competition

For immediate release                                                                                                               Contact: Sheila Walk February 4, 2019                                                                                                                                217-753-3519 In the temper and the tantrum, in the well-kept arboretum I am waiting, like an animal, For poetry. By Katy Lederer, "That Everything’s Inevitable" from The Heaven-Sent [...]

By |2019-02-10T22:20:38+00:00February 10th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Press Release: Poetry Out Loud 2019 Regional Competition

’32nd First Night Springfield dedicated to its founder’ in the State Journal-Register

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER, 12/27/18 32nd First Night Springfield dedicated to its founder By Tamara Browning, Staff Writer llinois’ longest running New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts will note milestones this year as it remembers the woman who was its founder. The Springfield Area Arts Council will present First Night Springfield Dec. 31 with activities [...]

By |2018-12-31T15:27:45+00:00December 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on ’32nd First Night Springfield dedicated to its founder’ in the State Journal-Register

Kay Feurer remembered in Illinois Times

ILLINOIS TIMES, 12/27/18 Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am KAY FEURER Champion for the arts By Karen Ackerman Witter “Kay Feurer loved and appreciated the arts,” says Grace Nanavati, director emeritus of the Springfield Ballet Company (SBC). “She left a forever footprint in our city. I adored Kay. She had an internal ticker to [...]

By |2018-12-31T15:23:29+00:00December 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Kay Feurer remembered in Illinois Times

COLE WHITE RECITES POETRY AT STATE CAPITOL

Cole White, Pawnee High School senior, recited poetry for House of Representatives at the Illinois State Capitol on November 14, 2018. He was invited to represent Poetry Out Loud at the invitation of Representative Camille Lilly. He recited “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg and “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. White was the runner-up in February’s [...]

By |2018-12-19T17:11:40+00:00December 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on COLE WHITE RECITES POETRY AT STATE CAPITOL
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