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.
FISCAL YEAR 2021 GRANTEES AND PROJECTS
Downtown Springfield, Incorporated
Transforming vacant storefronts downtown with art installations
Illinois State Museum Society
Ancestral Threads exhibit focusing on the fiber art of Sherise Wright, quilter
Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Sunday at Six recitals
James Weldon Johnson Study Guild
We Join Hands, a program to heighten awareness of African-American artists and authors
Menard County Singers
Space rental for rehearsals
Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery
To provide art activities for clients
The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space
To mentor emerging artists
Scholastic Art Awards
Program booklet design and printing
Springfield Ballet Company
Dancing through the District, in partnership with the Springfield Park District