The Springfield Area Arts Council recently announced the recipients of its 2024 Community Arts Access grants to organizations in Sangamon and Menard counties.
Community Arts Access grants are given in conjunction with the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 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 underserved populations.
The grantees and programs:
African-American History Museum - Black Is Handsome Art Exhibit Big Brothers-Big Sisters - Artful Appreciation Sessions Camp Cilca - Art Week Copper Coin Ballet Company - Leap into Lincoln Program Educational Center for the Visually-impaired - What Art Feels Like Sculpture Exhibit Hoogland Center for the Arts – Production Costs for Finding Nemo Illinois State Museum Society - Noir Art Exhibit Illinois Symphony Orchestra - Community Engagement Concerts Land of Lincoln Chorus - Most Wonderful Time of Year Concert Liturgical Arts Festival - Public Performances and Exhibits Menard County Singers - Accompanist Stipend and Space Rental Scholastic Art Awards - Honors Day Stipends and Supplies Senior Services of Central Illinois - Senior Art Classes Springfield International Folk Dancers - Rental Assistance Springfield Park District - International Carillon Festival Springfield Youth Performance Group - Mighty Movers Community Outreach UIS Visual Arts Gallery - Consider a Disappearance Exhibit Voices of Love, Joy, and Peace - Music Scholarship Concert