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
2013 Award Recipients
Quad City Arts is pleased to announce the regranting of more than
$25,000 to 15 outstanding community arts projects:
The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, Maureen Dickinson, Music
The Arc provides music therapy for approximately 70 individuals with
developmental disabilities. The project partners with a Certified Music
Therapist, volunteer co-directors, an accompanist, and a drum line
Ballet Quad Cities, Joedy Cook, “Dance With the Stars” at Ballet
Under the Stars
16 students from Frances Willard Elementary School are provided the
opportunity to "dance with the stars" during Ballet Quad Cities' 3
performances of Ballet Under the Stars at Rock Island's Lincoln Park in
June 2013. The program includes educational activities for all 2nd and
3rd graders at Frances Willard.
Dorian Byrd, Dancing With Anansi
Anansi spider stories promoting character-building skills will be told
by storyteller and dance artist Dorian Byrd with assistants. Audience
participation with dance, vocalization, and percussion instruments are
included. Performances will take place at community sites throughout the
Davenport Chordbuster Barbershop Chorus, Amos Glanz, Youth in
Youth in Harmony Outreach: Using an established barbershop quartet, A
Touch of Fun, a monthly high school visitation program will demonstrate
the unique sound and characteristics of acappella, barbershop-style
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Co, Monica Leo, Neighborhood Puppet
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre will implement a summer “Neighborhood Tour”
including a show and workshops available at minimal or no cost to youth
groups and groups in low income neighborhoods.
Figge Art Museum, Stephen Mohr, Project GreenSpace - Street Art
on the Plaza
A free public event on the museum plaza will engage new visitors. It
will involve street artists demonstrating styles, techniques, and
facilitating participation from the audience. The finished product will
be displayed at the Figge following the workshop.
Longfellow Liberal Arts, Vicki Peterson, Drawing to Enhance
Elementary students, k-6 will receive a series of drawing lessons by
individual, local artists, instructing them in elements of drawing.
McKinley School, Connie Bracey, artsBASICS: Making Connections
Dorian Byrd will pair choreography with Beatrice's Goat, a story from
the language arts curriculum. Dorian will provide creative movement
professional development for teachers, dance instruction and interactive
choreography with students, and a performance.
MidCoast Fine Arts, Pamela Crouch, Tri-cities visual arts
This project includes exhibits of local and regional artists at the
three MidCoast Fine Arts galleries in the Quad Cities – Centre Station
in Moline, Gallery West in Rock Island, and Bucktown in Davenport.
Quad City Botanical Center, Ellen Loechner, Escape to Nature
An outdoor, nature-themed mural (approximately 40' long by 12' high)
will be designed and painted by Augustana art students and Dr. Peter
Rock Island Center for Math and Science, Dr. Ruth Ann Tobey
Brown, More Than Meets the Eye: Exploring Mayan and African Mask Making
Students will explore the traditions of African and Mayan cultures
through dancing and mask making with professional artists as
Joel Ryser, The Glass Experience
The project is designed to expose at-risk youth to glassblowing by
offering scholarships to qualified students to take a class.
Team-building activities and communication skills will be emphasized.
Scott Community College Foundation, Lysa Hegland, Heavy Metal
SCC Welding instructor, Roy VenHorst, will create two outdoor sculptures
to be designed and sculpted with SCC students. The sculptures will be
placed in the large outdoor seating area outside the newly renovated
Career & Technical Education building.
Silvis Public Library, Laura Long, Children's Mural
This project will provide a creative, educational opportunity to local
at-risk youth involved at the library to produce a mural for the
children’s department. Stipends will be provided to the youth for their
The Friends of Vander Veer, Natasha Sottos, Candyland at Vander
Vander Veer Botanical Park will feature Candyland during summer, 2013.
This theme incorporates elements of this famous board game to provide
culture and horticulture education to thousands of Park guests.
For information about Arts Dollar$, contact our Community Arts
Director, Jessi Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-793-1213 x103.