Freeport Art Museum offers grant-writing workshops Nov. 16, Dec. 1
From press release
FREEPORT, Ill.—Freeport Art Museum (FAM) has been awarded $3,165 through the Illinois Arts Council’s Community Arts Access regranting program. After the museum adds a cash match to the award, the total amount available for grants will equal $3,600. 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 composed 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 underserved audiences. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from a variety of sources. Eligible projects are those taking place between Jan. 1, 2011 and Aug. 31, 2011.
For assistance with completing a grant application, grant writing workshops have been scheduled at FAM for 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, and at the Next Picture Show in Dixon, Ill., at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 16. All interested applicants are welcome. Attendance is free.
Grant applications and guidelines are available for download from the FAM website at freeportartmuseum.org or can be requested by calling the museum at (815) 235-9755. Completed proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. Dec. 10. Questions about the Community Arts Access grants may be directed to the staff of FAM at (815) 235-9755.
Previous recipients include Reagan Middle School in Dixon to bring a professional artist into the classroom, artists Ellen Bartels and Elle Wells for Prairieland Art Tour, and Friends of Lanark Public Library for Poetry Connection.
FAM is at 121 N. Harlem Ave., and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m., Saturday. Tours may be scheduled by calling (815) 235-9755. Admission to the museum is free, although donations are accepted.
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