Community Arts Access Grant Program

The funds available for the Community Arts Access Re-Granting Program is made possible 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: 

Katy Watson

info@sunfoundation.org

309-246-8403

APPLICATION:

Please print form and fill out:

2014 Community Art Access Application (Word Format)

GUIDELINES:

  • Grant Deadline for Application: NOON November 1, 2013. Late grants will not be reviewed.
  • Non-profit groups and organizations and individual artists with public projects in Marshall, Bureau, Woodford and Stark counties are eligible for grants up to $1,000.
  • Sun Foundation Community Arts Access funds can be used for artist’s fees, art supplies & artist’s transportation and software to be used directly for the program/project.
    1.   When making more than one application, prioritize by placing a number, at the top right hand corner of the application.2.   Use the space provided in the grant application. Please be concise to assist grant readers.3.   Send one copy of support material such as resumes or brochures for each application.4.   SEND original application and 15 COPIES.5.   Grants must be received by NOON, November 1, 2013.  No application will be accepted past that date.

The Review Committee will use the following review criteria:

Projects must be for non-profit groups, organizations, schools and individual artists with projects and programs that are presented from:  January 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014.

l.    Involvement of Illinois artists and/or groups.

2.   Community involvement and access.

3.   Need for financial support.

4.   Ways the grant will strengthen the organization or individual artists project.

5.   How will the project impact the community and reach under-represented & under-served populations.

6.   Quality of the project.

7.   Project goals.

8.   25% cash match.

9.   In-kind, non-cash contributions.

10.   Publicity – visibility of the project.

11.   Foster cultural development of under-represented populations within your service area.

12.   Documentation of the scheduled project; film, video and printed materials.

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.

Grant Review:  A 1 to 5 point system is applied to each grant, 5 being the highest point rating.

If applications exceed available funds, grants with the highest rating and priority number will receive funding.

Grant Applicants will be notified by December 1st, 2013.

Community Arts Access Regranting Program 2014 Awardees

The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, awarded the Sun Foundation a $9,650 grant for community & public arts programs for re-granting in Bureau, Marshall, Stark and Woodford Counties. Through other necessary public funds, we were able to award $10,856.25 total to the grantees!

Metamora Grade School was awarded $1,000 for Junior High students to go on a field trip to Peoria Riverfront Museum for the Chihuly Exhibit.

Malden CCSD #84, awarded $1,000 for “Don’t Throw that Away, We can use it for an Art Project!”with 2 and 3 dimensional art.

Illinois Alliance for Arts Education was awarded $1,000 for a 2 week summer theatre arts camp for youth ages 8-18.

Future of Henry Events Committee, awarded $1,000 for “Brown Bag It”.

Henry Community CHARACTER COUNTS was awarded $1,000 for Tim Hannig’s “Pro-Kids Show”.

Marshall Putnam Stark Show Choir was awarded two $1,000 grants to hire professional a music instructor and choreographer.

River Valley Players was awarded $1,000 for students ages 5-14 to workshop and learn elements of production for Disney’s “Little Mermaid Jr.”

Cherry Grade School was awarded $1,000 to provide the students with different artistic disciplines.

Toulon Public Library was awarded $1,000 for “Paws to Read” summer reading program.

Prairie Arts Council was awarded $500 in order to enhance and expande the Summer Children’s Arts camps with art teacher Kathy Ballard and assistant, Jill Marti.

MPW Regional Safe School Program was awarded $1,053.46 to provide students with artistic instruction to express thoughts, ideas and feelings.

 

A big THANK YOU to all of the following donors: the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, Hallmark Metamora Fixtures, Meta Tec. Inc., State Bank of Toulon, Henry State Bank, State Bank of Cherry, First National Bank of Lacon, Henry Rotary Club, and Heartland Bank & Trust for their community support.

 

 

Community Arts Access

 Re-granting

  Public Arts programing.

1990 to Current

 

 

The program is funded by an awarded grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and matching funds from Sun Foundation local business and individual donors.
Since then, $384,567 in Grants have been awarded to artists, libraries, schools and arts organizations throughout a seven county area: Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Woodford,
La Salle, Bureau and Stark.

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