SGAAC Announces Grant Awards

Posted on: 2017-09-21

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition (SGAAC) has announced the recipients of its second round of 2017 Creative Community Grants and its first Eureka Grant. The grants were awarded based on artistic merit, community impact, the potential for artistic development, the number of individuals benefiting from the project, and the ability to meet financial matching requirements.

In this second round for 2017, $1,994 was awarded, including the $225 Eureka Grant. In the earlier round announced in April, $3,225 in grants were awarded. The money for the SGAAC grant programs is raised through SGAAC memberships, corporate and individual donations and events like the annual Art Out of the Closet auction and the sale of Creative Canvases. The Wisconsin Arts Board matches money raised by SGAAC on a percentage basis.

The second round grant recipients are as follows:

River Valley Dance Advancement (RVDA) - $1,425. This Creative Community Grant partially underwrites the services of professional choreographers to create five dance routines for upcoming dance competitions in the region. RVDA provides a low-cost option for competitive dance team members in the River Valley and surrounding communities. The project will include several public performances.

St. John the Evangelist School - $344. The school has been awarded a Creative Community Grant to help fund a visiting artist program for the school’s fourth and fifth grade classes. Under the guidance of professional artists. the students will use a variety of sculpting and painting techniques to create “Green Art” utilizing recycled materials.

The project will include  a public exhibition.

Winter Art Market - $225 Eureka Grant. This grant will underwrite half of the promotion budget for the 2017 Winter Art Market in Spring Green. The market will feature the work of several area artists and artisans and will run from November 25 until Christmas Eve. The Winter Art Market will be hosted by Dennis Alfred Phillips’ Art to Wear shop at 159 N. Lexington Street in Spring Green.

For further information about the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition and its programs please visit the organization’s website: www.springgreenarts.org.