Community Arts Access is a re-granting program run by the Springfield Area Arts Council with funding from the Illinois Arts Council Agency to award project-based grants to local arts organizations and to nonprofits with arts programming.
Community Arts Access grants are given in conjunction with the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the City of Springfield. 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.
A panel of artists and community members determines the recipients.
Applications for 2024 will open on August 25, 2023. Completed applications must be submitted online OR postmarked no later than Friday, September 22, 2023, OR hand-delivered OR e-mailed to the SAAC Office by 5:00 P.M., September 22, 2023.
FISCAL YEAR 2024 GRANT GUIDELINES, FORMS, AND SCHEDULE
FISCAL YEAR 2023 GRANT RECIPIENTS AND PROJECTS
Hoogland Center for the Arts – High School Musical
Illinois State Museum Society – Noir: Art Exhibition
Land of Lincoln Chorus – Music of Spring
Menard County Singers – Rehearsal and Performance Space Rental
Scholastic Art Awards – Honors Day Classes
Senior Services of Central Illinois – Senior Art Classes
Sound Celebration Chorus – Marketing Project
Springfield Art Association – ASL-interpreted Lectures
Springfield International Folk Dancers – Rehearsal and Storage Space Rental
Voices of Love, Joy, and Peace – Music Scholarship Concert