Past Arts & Culture Grant Recipients

2016-2017 Arts & Culture Grant Recipients

  • Branson Arts Council: $2,000 to increase marketing efforts
  • Community Band Room: $600 to support music education through instrumental exploration
  • Drury University: $1,500 to present “Life Interrupted”
  • Friends of Abilities First: $600 to support the Art Inspired Academy
  • Mt. Vernon Community Betterment Council: $1,000 to set-up Studio 822 space
  • Moxie Cinema: $1,500 to purchase new Point of Sale System
  • Nature Education Arts Trails: $1,500 to fund stipend for visiting artists
  • Queen City Rock Camp: $1,500 to expand audience base, develop marketing strategies, and build infrastructure
  • Queen City Voices: $400 to support the production of "A Brassy, Classy Christmas"
  • Springfield Art Museum: $400 to support free public programming associated with "Veterans' Views”
  • Springfield Chamber Chorus: $1,500 to implement Phase II or the marketing initiative
  • Springfield Regional Opera: $4,000 to host vaudeville productions
  • Springfield Sister Cities Association: $1,500 to host a concert series at the Peace Through People Pavilion
  • Springfield Symphony Orchestra: $1,500 to support Education & Outreach concert series
  • Springfield Symphony Orchestra: $1,750 to support a board training seminar for area arts organizations
  • Visual Artist Alliance: $250 to support a public workshop led by Robert Burridge

2015-2016 Arts & Culture Grant Recipients

  • Drury University: $1,500 to support the Self Employment in the Arts Speaker Series.

  • Eminence Area Arts Council: $1,000 to support its annual Student Art Show.

  • Moxie Cinema: $1,500 to launch Event Cinema, seasonal screenings of stage productions.

  • Mt. Vernon Regional Betterment Community: $3,000 to support the Mt. Vernon String Program.

  • Sculpture Walk Springfield: $750 to support Sculpture Walk Springfield.

  • Springfield Art Museum: $1,500to support its shuttle service for First Friday Art Walk.

  • Springfield Chamber Chorus: $4,000 for marketing and audience development.

  • Springfield Dance Alliance: $1,500 to develop a more sophisticated marketing strategy.

  • Springfield Little Theatre: $750 to support its annual Mid-Week Mini Masterclass Series.

  • Springfield Regional Opera: $1,000 to expand its education tours through Any Given Child.

  • Taneycomo Festival Orchestra: $2,500to sustain traveling student musicians.

2014-2015 Arts & Culture Grant Recipients

  • Boys Choir of Springfield: $1,000 for audience development & diversification.

  • Drury University: $1,500 to support the 2015 Self-Employment in the Arts Conference.

  • Eminence Area Arts Council: $1,500 to support the Summer Concert Series project.

  • Moxie Cinema: $1,500 to help launch “Mondo Moxie,” a monthly late-night movie showcase.

  • Springfield Art Museum: $1,500 to update the Foyer Gallery, an interactive educational space.

  • Springfield Little Theatre: $1,500 to establish an annual, collaborative partnership with Jarrett Middle School.

  • Springfield Public Schools: $1,500 for second-graders to attend Springfield Ballet performances.

  • SRO Lyric Theatre: $2,000 to aid board development training.

  • SRO Lyric Theatre: $750 to continue “Operazzi,” a monthly open-mic night for opera, jazz, and musical theatre.

  • Unite of Southwest Missouri: $1,500 to support the Springfield Multicultural Festival.

  • Urban Districts Alliance: $750 for First Night Springfield 2015 audience development.

2013-2014 Arts & Culture Grant Recipients

  • American Indian Student Association at MSU: $1,000 to support the two-day Native American Heritage Month Powwow.

  • Boys Choir of Springfield: $750 to enhance its website to improve access for parents and patrons.

  • City of Springfield: $1,458 to support the Springfield Sculpture Walk at Jubilee Park.

  • Drury University Arts Administration Program: $1,500 to support the 2014 Self-Employment in the Arts Conference.

  • Friends of the Springfield Art Museum: $1,100 to support “Art Speaks,” a public lecture series.

  • Friends of the Springfield Art Museum: $750 to upgrade computers.

  • Men’s Chorus of the Ozarks: $1,000 for board development training to more fully implement its strategic plan.

  • Mid-America Performing Arts Foundation: $750 to create a website for performance and audition information.

  • Moxie Cinema: $1,500 for the first phase of a three-year strategic plan to boost membership.

  • Springfield Art Museum: $1,500 for Jarrett Middle School students to create gallery guides for the “Creating an American Identity” exhibit.

  • Springfield Little Theatre: $1,500 to support Art Inspired Academy, a program of Abilities First to provide an inclusive experience for individuals with and without disabilities.

  • Springfield Symphony Association: $750 to support monthly public service announcements for its programs.

  • SRO Lyric Theatre: $1,000 to continue its free, monthly “Operazzi,” an opera, jazz, and musical theater cabaret and open mic night.

  • SRO Lyric Theatre: $1,500 to provide an introduction to performance art for first graders as part of the “Any Given Child” initiative.

  • Unite of Southwest Missouri: $1,442 to support the Springfield Multicultural Festival.

  • Urban Districts Alliance: $1,500 to support emerging artists’ performances at First Night Springfield.