Tuesday, November 12 | Submitted by Stephanie Cramer | Downtown Central
The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) will host two events on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 as part of their professional development series, Speaking of the Arts. Kyna Iman will present a legislative briefing at 4:30pm followed by Leslie Forrester and Jill Williams, who will present a grant writing workshop at 5:30pm.
The legislative briefing will provide attendees with an overview of Missouri’s legislative efforts regarding the arts and will highlight the need to preserve funding for arts education programs. Kyna Iman manages her own, one-person lobbying firm and has represented the Missouri Arts Council since 1988.
Grant writing for the Missouri Arts Council is a 60-minute presentation that will be followed by 30 minutes of questions and interaction with the audience. Leslie Forrester and Jill Williams will provide information on who is eligible to receive grant money from Missouri Arts Council, what criteria ought to be addressed in a proposal, how to present your proposal successfully, and how to provide effective support material. Leslie Forrester and Jill Williams both currently work as Program Specialists for the Missouri Arts Council and have extensive experience with writing and reviewing grant proposals.
Both events will take place in the Thomas W. Finnie Board Room at The Creamery Arts Center and are free to SRAC members. Non-members are asked to pay $10 to attend the sessions. Non-members are invited to join the SRAC for only $25. Registration is encouraged but not required by contacting Info@SpringfieldArts.org or 417-862-2787(ARTS).
Speaking of the Arts is made possible through the support of the Missouri Arts Council.
For more information, contact Stephanie Cramer, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, by phone at 417-862-2787(ARTS) or by e-mail at Stephanie@SpringfieldArts.org. You may also log on to www.SpringfieldArts.org.
The SRAC, incorporated in 1978, connects people and the arts. It supports some of the most prominent visual, performing, literary and film/media arts organizations and artists within 27 counties, the largest outreach of any in the state of Missouri. The current mission of the SRAC is to transform lives and enrich our Community through the Arts. The SRAC also manages The Creamery Arts Center, which houses the offices of the SRAC, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Ballet, Springfield Regional Opera, Springfield Community Center and Care to Learn, as well as a board room, classrooms, arts library, exhibition hall, film editing bays, shared costume and set design shops managed by the Springfield Little Theatre and instrument storage.
Stephanie Cramer, Director of Programs and Exhibitions
Springfield Regional Arts Council