Since 1979, Quad City Arts' Arts Dollar$: Community Access to the Arts has provided funding for local artists and non-profit organizations to carry out high-quality community-based art projects. Quad City Arts is pleased to announce the regranting of $24,500 to 13 outstanding community arts projects.
Garfield Elementary, Davenport
Garfield Elementary students will work with artist Sarah Robb to explore their neighborhood community and tell the story of the relationship among themselves, their school, and their community as they create a permanent mixed media mural.
River Music Experience
Kids Dayz will be a monthly program series on the first Saturday of each month, April 2010 through February 2011, featuring a variety of presenters from the community: Terry Hanson, Paul Cioe, Hal Reed, Shellie Moore Guy, Larry Lockwood, and Steve Couch.
Artists Jeanne O'Melia and Angela Rathman will partner to provide at-risk youth with drama and visual art workshops in conjunction with Thurgood Marshall's year-long green team project to connect students to the environment through the arts and community service.
East Moline Park Board
East Moline Music in the Park Summer Concert Series provides five free outdoor music concerts to the general public in June through September, featuring Los Mocambos, Tony Hamilton Orchestra, Ellis Kell Band, Bix Beiderbecke Youth Jazz Band.
The Friends of Vander Veer
Storyteller Jessica Sheridan will present literature in the garden, using Eric Carle's children's books, promoting art and horticulture both indoors and outdoors at Vander Veer Botanical Garden all summer.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley
The "Art Buddies" program will match low-income children who have an interest in the arts with members of the local art community in one-to-one mentoring relationships. BBBSMV will provide these matches with arts-oriented activities throughout the year.
JB Young Intermediate
JB Young students meet three days per week with Melanie Holdorf-Prince. The class roster changes quarterly. All students are encouraged to participate in the after-school program, Pathways.
Henry County Courthouse
Henry County Artist Lee Kinball will paint a scene depicting or referencing Henry County, which will add to the already historically rich Henry County Courthouse.
Moline Public Library / German American Heritage Center
German "Artober" Fest is visual and performing arts partnership between the Moline Public Library and the German American Heritage Center.
Midwest Writing Center
The Young Emerging Writers Internship Program provides high school students with skills in writing, publishing, decision making, and project coordination. The program culminates with the production of a literary magazine. Artist Ryan Collins
Ballet Quad Cities
In June 2010, Ballet Quad Cities' Production of "Ballet Under the Stars" will feature "The Ugly Duckling: A Message of Acceptance Told in Dance," which will culminate a five-week residency at Rock Island's Longfellow Elementary.
Davenport Chordbusters Barbershop Chorus
ACAPPELLOOZA workshop introducing high school males to the joy of harmonizing their voices through a cappella barbershop style singing, culminating in an evening performance featuring the ACAPPELLOOZA participants with the Chordbusters, open to the public
The Quad City Playwrights' Festival will select original scripts to be performed as staged readings by Augustana College students for a general audience. Jeff Coussens will produce the festival.
An awards reception will be held at the Quad City Arts Center Gallery on Wednesday, April 14th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at 1715 2nd Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois.
Arts Dollar$ is made possible by support from the Illinois Arts Council, Doris and Victor Day Foundation, John Deere Foundation, and Mary Iva Gittens Knouse Charitable Trust.
Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development, and celebration of the arts and humanities. All Quad City Arts programs are partially supported by Quad City Arts Festival of Trees; Quad City Arts Partners; and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.