Springfield Area Arts Council


2024 Guidelines (PDF)

2024 Application and Budget Template (PDF)

Applications will be accepted between March 1 through April 1, 2024.

Extended Deadline: April 15, 2024



With funding from the City of Springfield, the City Arts grant aims to assist practicing Springfield artists by developing their craft while adding to the cultural vitality of the city of Springfield. This initiative provides assistance to artists across all artistic disciplines, including Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Literary Arts. This program supports special projects, programs, events, and opportunities occurring between May 10 and November 10, 2024. We welcome applications from a variety of eligible artists. Projects must serve or benefit the Springfield community. They must be open and accessible to the public and should be family friendly. Grants are $3,000 and will be awarded to three individual artists.


The City Arts grants will be awarded only to individual artists who have a Springfield mailing address. Three artists will be awarded: one literary artist, one performing artist, and one visual artist. An applicant may submit only one application to the FY 2024 City Arts grant. There is no fee to apply. Organizations are not eligible to apply.

Application Calendar

Submit ApplicationApril 15, 2024
Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or RejectionMay 1, 2024
Submit Grant AgreementMay 10, 2024
Earliest Start Date for Proposed ProjectMay 10, 2024

Applicant Resources

Applicants may request informal virtual or in-person sessions with office staff to answer questions
about submitting a competitive application, to discuss a proposed project, or to review an
application prior to submission.
For questions or to submit session requests, email director@springfieldartsco.org or call 217-753-
3519. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Contact us to request accommodation or an alternate format of the guidelines and templates.

Submit Completed Forms

All applications must be submitted online before 11:59 P.M. CT, on Monday, April 15, 2024.