November 29, 2017 - The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) awards $19,000 in Arts and Culture Grants to 15 area nonprofit organizations. The recipients will be recognized in a public presentation December 1 at The Creamery Arts Center to kick off First Friday Art Walk (FFAW) before The Creamery's opening of "$100 and Under" (5-8pm).
The grants are made possible by donor funds designated to support arts and culture at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO). They are intended to support the goals of the Springfield Cultural Plan and the issues identified in the Community Focus Report for Springfield-Greene County such as audience development, sustainable funding, and capacity building. The CFO transitioned this grant cycle to the SRAC in 2013.
The 15 grants will be awarded to:
- Boys Choir of Springfield: $1,000 to support programming expansion
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield: $750 to support fine arts & photography programs
- Friends of Abilities First: $1,120 to support Art Inspired Academy scholarships
- Friends of Timmons Temple: $1,500 to support programming
- Mt. Vernon Regional Arts Council: $2,000 to fund public art and Freedom Endeavor program
- Moxie Cinema: $1,500 to support a programming series
- Queen City Rock Camp: $600 to support marketing efforts
- Queen City Voices: $1,000 to support two concerts
- Springfield African American Read-In: $1,450 to support marketing efforts
- Springfield Art Museum: $1,500 to support Chamber Music Concert series
- Springfield Chamber Chorus: $1,830 to support programming and audience development
- Springfield Little Theatre: $1,500 to support marketing efforts
- Springfield Sister Cities Association: $750 to support programming
- Springfield Symphony Orchestra: $1,500 to support concert and music educators training
- Taneycomo Festival Orchestra: $1,000 to support Master Class programming
For more information, call 417-862-2787(ARTS) or visit www.SpringfieldArts.org.