SPRINGFIELD AREA ARTS COUNCIL

Enriching the Community Through the Arts

aka SAAC   |   Springfield, IL   |  www.springfieldartsco.org

Mission

THE SPRINGFIELD AREA ARTS COUNCIL PROMOTES THE EXISTENCE AND VISIBILITY OF ALL ART FORMS; PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF ARTISTS AND ART ORGANIZATIONS; PROMOTES AND UNDERWRITES ARTS IN EDUCATION; SUPPORTS LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL POLICIES WHICH INCREASE PUBLIC APPRECIATION FOR THE ARTS; AND ADVOCATES FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE ARTS BY ALL CITIZENS IN OUR COMMUNITIES. THE MISSION IS TO ENRICH THE COMMUNITY BY PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING ALL ART FORMS AND PROVIDING CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN AND ENJOY THE ARTS.

Ruling year info

1976

Interim Director

Sheila Walk

Main address

420 S 6th St

Springfield, IL 62701 USA

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Formerly known as

Springboard

EIN

37-1003507

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Poetry OutLoud

Poetry Out Loud is a national, annual program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Regional and State competitions, presented in partnership with the Illinois Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, are hosted by the Springfield Area Arts Council.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Financials

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SPRINGFIELD AREA ARTS COUNCIL

Board of directors
as of 2/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ryan Cannon

Lamar Wall

Adena Rivas

Steve Myers

Nika Champion

Ashley Davis

Barbara Dickman

Anastasia Lindsey

Steve Rambach

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No