Community Arts Access Grants Awarded to Artists and Arts Organizations

By: From FAM
By: From FAM

FREEPORT (WIFR) -- The Freeport Art Museum and Illinois Arts Council are excited to announce the grant recipients for the 2011 Community Arts Access Grants. Five organizations were awarded funds this
year.

A Community Together was awarded funds for production of “Mighty Richland Players 10 Year Review.” The Galena-Jo Daviess Historical Society was awarded funds to support the creation of illustrations in a Cemetery Tour Book.

The Freeport Public Library was awarded funds to support their One Book, One Freeport program. Amboy Central Elementary was awarded funds to purchase art supplies for an After School Art Club. The Fields Project was awarded funds in support of Guided Sculpture Trail Bus Tours.

The Freeport Art Museum is honored to have been awarded $3165 through the Illinois Arts Council’s Community Arts Access regranting program. After the Museums adds a cash match to the award, the
total amount available for grants equals $3600. These funds are designated to support artists and not-for-profit arts organizations in Stephenson, Jo Daviess, Carroll, Ogle and Lee counties. All eligible
grant proposals are reviewed by a peer panel comprised of representatives from each of the five counties.

Community Arts Access grants are available for visual, musical, performing, literary and inter-disciplinary arts projects that provide community-based programming. Projects should employ artists from the
northwest Illinois area. Projects or programs must make an effort to serve diverse and under-served audiences. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from a variety of sources. Grant applications are
available annually in September at the Freeport Art Museum.


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