DECATUR — Not-for-profit organizations, schools, churches and art groups with a focus in art projects or programs are encouraged to apply for the Decatur Area Arts Council's community arts grants program.
The grant offers financial support to assist in events or creative learning experiences.
Qualified applicants include those in Macon County as well as Assumption, Clinton, Moweaqua, Pana and Taylorville.
The grant deadline is Tuesday, Feb.1.
The Community and Education Grant Program guidelines and application is available online at decaturarts.org or by phone at 217-423-3189. Free personal consultations are also available by calling the Arts Council.
Grant applications are available three times a year in October, February and May.
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Arts and Crafts Center
1972: This is the front view of the new Arts and Crafts Center, 3905 W. Main St., at Scovill Golf Course.
1977: Everyone is hard at work in the arts and crafts session in Blue Mound. Jennifer Johnson, in the background, offers some help
1978: Posters in the Decatur Public Transit system buses are part of the fundraising effort.
1979: It's string along with the Decatur Area Arts Council in a summer program designed to widen the appreciation of string instruments. Here from left, Clarissa Staley, 5, and Chelsea Waller, 5, watch Joanne May play the violin.
Fun with clay
1979: Seniors have fun while expressing their ideas in clay.
185 N. Fairview Ave.
1980: Decatur Area Arts Council office, 185 N. Fairview Ave.
On My Time winners
1982: On My Own Time winning entries include a sculpture by Tibor Baron, black and white photograph by Gerald DiGiampaolo and oil painting by Ann Adams.
Fine art auction
1994: James Brenz, benefit auctions auctioneer, gives background information on the works and artist for two paintings up for bid at the Fine Art Auction held at the Decatur Club.
1985: F. Dawn Preuss leads fourth-graders in a dance, a program the Arts Council sponsored in 1985.
Jig saw piece painting
1999: Dennis School fifth-graders carry 4-by-8-foot piece of painted plywood as part of an art project by all fifth grade classes in Decatur. The total piece is 144-feet long by four feet high.
2001: Susan Smith, executive director of Decatur Area Arts Council, shows off a decorated park bench.