The Rockford Area Arts Council supports, promotes, and develops the arts for everyone in our Northern Illinois region.
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RAAC 50/50 Holiday Art Show
Celebrate the RAAC with a Holiday 50/50 Art Show
For a third year the Allegory Project is hosting an art show to support Rockford Area Arts Council programming with exhibit and sale of art work by local artists.  The art work will center on objects at holiday/gift prices WITH 50% of the sale will be donated to support the RAAC programs.  
Show Dates and Times: Friday, Nov. 14, 4 – 9, Sat. Nov. 15, 3 – 7   &
Thursday Nov. 20, 4 – 9, Friday, Nov. 21, 4 – 9, Sat. Nov. 22, 3 – 7
Place: Allegory Project on the Northeast corner of N Madison and Prairie Streets, Rockford, IL
(note our location ½ block east of Brewhouse)


RAAC 2015 Community Arts Access Grants
 Rockford Area Arts Council 2015 Community Arts Access Grants

The Rockford Area Arts Council’s Community Arts Access Grants are available for individual artists, arts organizations, and non-profit organizations wishing to apply for grant funding for projects in 2015. 
This program partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.  Additional funds come from the City of Rockford and our memberships.  Grants are awarded to individual artists, arts organizations as well as other non-profit organizations, and schools within our four-county service area of Boone, DeKalb, Ogle and Winnebago Counties.  Fundamental to the mission of the Arts Council is its goal to nurture artists and arts organizations; grants are one of several ways to address this goal. Grants are reviewed by arts professionals and community members committed to the arts.  Reviewers carefully evaluate each application according to guidelines and criteria.
The grant application deadline for projects taking place in 2015 is November 14, 2014.
Community Arts Access Grants, for individual artists, arts organizations, and non-profit
organizations.  Grant maximum is $2,500.
Open Admission:  Action Grants, for Rockford area individual artists or arts organizations for new projects in Winnebago County.  Grant maximum is $350.

Grants are available for printing at For questions please call the Arts Council at 815-963-6765.