2013 Community Arts Access Regranting Awardees Announced!
Check back with us in August for 2014′s application.
The funds available for the Community Arts Access Re-Granting Program is determined by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and local community contributions. Funds of up to $1,000 per program are available for schools, libraries, community artists and arts groups in the counties of Bureau, Marshall, Stark and Woodford.
If assistants is needed in writing the Community Arts Access Grant, or have any other questions, please contact our program coordinator:
- Deadline for Application: TBA Late grants will not be reviewed.
- Projects must be for non-profit groups, organizations, schools and individual artists with projects and programs that are presented from: January 1 – August 31
- If your program does not fall within this timeframe and you have a need, please contact us by phone or email and we can discuss your eligibility.
- Grant cannot be used for artistic programs or functions where artists are not the primary focus.
- Grants cannot be used to support fundraising projects, benefits, receptions or other social functions.
- Grant funds will not be awarded for capital expenditures, permanent equipment, funding for out of state touring, scholarships or deficit funding.
- All projects must have a public community service emphasis to be funded.
The Review Committee will use the following review criteria:
- Involvement of Illinois artists and/or groups.
- Community involvement and access.
- Need for financial support.
- Ways the grant will strengthen the organization or individual artists project.
- How will the project impact the community and reach under-represented & under-served populations.
- Quality of the project.
- Project goals.
- 25 % cash match.
- In-kind, non-cash contributions.
- Publicity – visibility of the project. All awarded grants must properly acknowledge the Illinois Arts Council and the Sun Foundation and all releases/printing.
- Foster cultural development of under-represented populations within your service area.
- Documentation of the scheduled project; film, video and printed materials.
Community Arts Access Regranting Program 2013 Awardees
This year there were 17 applicants for our regranting program. Through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and matching funds from local business, we were able to award $10,687 for public arts programs. The following schools, local arts organizations and libraries received funding for 2013:
Future of Henry Events Committee – “Brown Bag It”
Malden Grade School – To hire artist Mary Jane Thornton
Toulon Public Library – Annual Summer Reading Kickoff Program
Prairie Arts Council – Art camp with Kathy Ballard
Marshall Putnam Stark Show Choir – Coordinator for vocals and instrumentals
Cherry Grade School – To have an art program for students
Illinois Alliance for Arts Education – Theatre art camp for youth 8-18
Midland High School – For students to study with 2 Chicago-area Native American artists
River Valley Players – “Youth in Community Theatre Program- Children’s Workshop”
Henry Community CHARACTER COUNTS! – Tim Hannig’s “Pro-Kids” Show
MPW Regional Safe School Program – To hire an art instructor for spring 2013
Jefferson Elementary District #115 – To hire a capella group AC*Rock
Thank you to the Community Arts Access Regranting Review Panel, applicants, the Illinois Arts Council and the following matching grant contributors: Meta Tec, Inc., Hallmark Metamora Fixtures, Henry State Bank, First National Bank of Lacon, State Bank of Toulon, State Bank of Speer and Laure J. Adams.