and organizations or schools partnering with artists are invited
to apply for Arts Dollar$. Arts Dollar$ grants help fund art projects
and programs that emphasize community involvement. All art forms are
Application & Deadlines
Deadline for applications: Closed for 2014; next deadline January 31,
guidelines and application.
Funding for Arts Dollar$ is provided by The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation;
Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; Deere & Company; Doris and Victor
Day Foundation. Quad City Arts recognizes The Hubbell-Waterman
Foundation for their contribution, which supports dramatic expansion of
the Arts Dollar$ program in 2014.
If you have any questions contact Jessi Black at (309) 793-1213 x 103 or
2014 Award Recipients
Since 1979, Quad City Arts’ Arts Dollar$ grant program has provided
funding for local artists and non-profit organizations to enrich the
quality of life in the Quad City region through the presentation,
development, and celebration of the arts. Quad City Arts is pleased to
announce grants of more than $93,000 to 32 outstanding individuals and
artsBASICS, Diane Franken, Theater Arts Integration Strategies in the
A theatre artist presents three K-5 teacher workshops in two schools
including strategies such as basic games and exercises, story-telling/playwrighting
and performance along with integration into other content areas to
infuse into teacher lessons.
Ballet Quad Cities, Joedy Cook, DREAMS Achieved Through Dance
Dedication Responsibility Education Ability Memory Self-Confidence: a
movement based program that reinforces essential life skills.
Professional dancers will instruct third grade students at The Academy
weekly throughout the school year.
Bishop Hill Arts Council, Martha Downey, Midsommar Music Festival,
Jordbruksdagarna, Lucia Nights
This grant will support music artists performing during Bishop Hill's
Midsommar Music Festival, Jordbruksdagarna, and Lucia Nights.
Black Hawk Area Education Center (BHAEC), Sheila Puls, Special Education
Art and Music
Art and music allow our students to experience the joys of art and music
through various kinds of art forms. We feel students will improve
listening, self-expression, self-esteem, focus, pride and socialization
by adding the arts to their day.
Dorian Byrd, Dance/Music/Art: Community Arts Integration
A dancer/choreographer and a music artist present visual arts
interpretation to increase teachers’ and other community adults’
knowledge of using arts integration with an African American Art exhibit
as the focus for deeper understanding.
Center for Active Seniors, Inc., Laura Kopp, Memories in Art
QC Arts funds will be used to provide an arts curriculum for clients
currently enrolled in Jane's Place. Jane's Place is an Adult Day Program
geared towards serving individuals with dementia and early Alzheimer's.
Jeff Coussens, 15th Annual Quad City Playwrights' Festival
Several scripts will be selected from original submissions by community
and student playwrights from the Quad-Cities. Winning entries will be
performed as staged readings for a public audience for free.
East Moline Park Board, Wendy Hilton-Morrow, East Moline Music in the
The East Moline Park Board, in conjunction with the non-profit
organization East Moline Music in the Park, Inc., is planning its
twelfth annual summer concert series featuring six local bands. All
concerts are free and open to the public.
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, Monica Leo, Neighborhood Puppet Tour
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre will expand last summer's highly successful
“Neighborhood Tour” including a puppet show and workshops available at
minimal or no cost to youth groups and groups in low income
Figge Art Museum, Tim Schiffer, Artists First: College Faculty
The Figge will present a juried exhibition of artworks by current studio
art faculty at its partner colleges and universities in the Quad Cities
region. Programs will include gallery talks, a panel discussion, artist
presentations and a catalog.
Friendly House, Erika Lindebraekke, Friendly House After School Art Club
With the help of a local artist, Friendly House will implement an Art
Club to provide art education in the K-5 after school program. Part of
the art education will also be introducing the participants to local art
through field trips to area museums.
German American Heritage Center, Kelly Lao, Kaleidoscopia!
Busch, a German immigrant, made kaleidoscopes popular. We will create an
exhibit about him & display large k-scopes by Tom Chouteau. He will have
a studio, in exhibit, to design a new k-scope. We'll offer k-scope
workshops to seniors & at-risk youth.
Meghan Hollister, Mural for Riverdale Outdoor Learning Center
A nature themed mural for Riverdale School District, which currently
lacks any arts programming, to provide a permanently enhanced
educational experience that successfully combines design, science, and
sustainability within their regular studies.
Living Proof Exhibit, Pamela Crouch, Living Proof Art Therapy
Living Proof Exhibit provides the therapeutic benefits of art through
classes for cancer patients and survivors at Gilda's Club. This project
will be presented during different wellness sessions in order to reach a
wider range of survivors.
Love GIRLS Magazine, Teresa Babers, Love GIRLS Magazine Theater
Lessons in Love will be created by selecting scenes from theatrical
productions that feature female characters. The Quad Cities Love GIRLS
Magazine team has selected The Diary of Anne Frank, The Color Purple and
Mulan for the 2014 production.
Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities, Jennifer Robb, Elements of Diversity: Faux Stain Glass Mural
Students will create a faux stain glass mural. The students will gain
knowledge in the areas of interview skills, research, design of a
commissioned mural, develop artistic skills and transfer ideas into a
large scale piece of work.
Midwest Writing Center, Ryan Collins, 9th Annual Young Emerging Writers
Engaging Quad City high school students in the literary arts through the
Midwest Writing Center’s six-week internship program through writing
exercises, reviewing published works, and lessons in constructive
Moline Public Library, Christina Conklin, Dance: A Cultural Celebration
The Moline Public Library will host Dance: A Cultural Celebration during
October 2014 for our community. This celebration will provide six dance
groups and seven programs featuring diverse cultures.
Debra Morgan, Quilted Stories
Quilted Stories will teach at-risk poverty stricken youths in the Quad
Cities how to embrace and celebrate their cultural differences by
creating quilts to tell their stories.
New Ground Theatre, Chris Jansen, 2014 Playwrights Festival
This will be our 4th annual festival of locally written plays.
Nova Singers, Laurie Skjerseth, Supporting Quad Cities Area Ensemble
Nova Singers will perform 4 concerts in the Quad Cities in 2014-15.
Prenzie Players, Jake Walker, Doctor Faustus
The Prenzie Players will be mounting a production of Christopher
Marlowe's Doctor Faustus this July. This rarely performed, culturally
significant work will utilize the talents of over twenty community
members from both sides of the river.
QC United, Kim Riley-Quinn, Pete's Awesome CommUNITY Pary
Pete’s Awesome CommUNITY Party occurs during National Bullying Awareness
Month, bringing QC children and families together through the Arts for a
special celebration honoring all the positive efforts taking place to
encourage kindness and caring.
Tammy Reed, Fun with Drums
Fun with drums will be a series of events to teach about the benefits of
drum circles as it relates to health. The drum circles will feature
"talk time", and stories, all while drumming in a community circle.
There will be instructions on drumming.
River Music Experience, Ellis Kell, RME 10th Anniversary Celebration
This project showcases RME's evolution as a performing arts center over
10 years, through live music performances & educational programs, and
will utilize a variety of local, regional & national performing artists,
as well as local youth performers.
Rivermont Collegiate, Rodney Ossowski, Summer Art Camp for Low Income
Quad City area children grades 1-8 from low income families will attend
Rivermont Collegiate Summer Art Camp, June 30 - August 1, 2014.
Robert R. Jones Public Library, Jeff Stafford, Technology Mural
This project will bring artists and local at-risk youth together to
provide a creative, educational opportunity, while fostering teamwork
and pride in the community to assist in the development of a mural for
the library’s technology hub.
Philip Seward, Rhythm and Rhymes
This project includes lecture demonstrations that stress empowerment and
diversity through African drumming and the relationship it has on modern
culture through music featuring a guest poet to help illustrate the
fusion of the two art forms.
Dominic Velando, 2014-15 Artist Residency
Artist Dominic Velando will use funding to attend an artist residency
program, seek career consultation, as well as general professional
Village in Bloom Festival of the Arts, Donna Young, Village in Bloom
Festival of the Arts
Village in Bloom: A Festival of the Arts is a free one-day annual event
that offers art experiences to QC youth and families. These experiences
include live music, puppet and story-telling performances and hands-on
Bruce Walters, Red Hot Jazz series
Artist Bruce Walters will create scenes to capture the exuberance of the
Roaring ‘20s with a jazz band playing at the Col Ballroom on Halloween,
1920. The result will be a series of large artworks for gallery and
online exhibitions, concept art for film, and a website.
WIU Foundation on behalf of WQPT Quad Cities PBS, Mary Pruess, The
Making of A Green River
The Making of A Green River follows the creative journey of playwright
Aaron Randolph III, his cast, and professionals to create a theatrical
performance that inspires a dialogue on the topic of post-traumatic
For information about Arts Dollar$, contact our Community Arts
Director, Jessi Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-793-1213 x103.