Freeport Art Museum Awards 4 Grants In Support of Increasing Public Access To The Arts

Freeport, Illinois – The Freeport Art Museum announces the award of four grants totaling $5,020 in support of unique programming that increases public access to the arts through the Community Arts Access program. Community Arts Access is a long standing re-granting program made possible by funds from the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA).

This year, the Freeport Art Museum (FAM) was awarded $4,365 from IACA, which FAM matches with an an additional 25%. However, due to the State budget impasse, the IACA had to draw from Federal funds from the National Endowment and was forced to issue partial checks. As a result, a total of $3,767 has been released to awardees thus far.

Freeport Downtown Development Foundation received $932 to help pay artists to become involved in their Pretzel City Market coming to the area this summer.

The Galena Center for the Arts received $669 in support of their Heirloom Art Exhibition and accompanying programs.

The Mount Carroll Public Library received $1,083 for a public poetry slam event working with Marc Smtih, a Chicago-based internationally recognized originator of the poetry slam art form.

Jamie Davidson received $1,083 for interdisciplinary arts and culture dance workshops for children that incorporate cultural geography and storytelling.

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.


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