Chicago, IL – Soham Dance Space is pleased to announce it is a recipient of the 2015 Program Grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Program Grants provide general operating support for eligible Illinois non-profit organizations that provide arts programming of high artistic merit in arts-education, dance, ethnic and folk arts, literature, media, multi-disciplinary, music, theater and visual arts.
Soham Dance Space is deeply grateful for this generous grant, which will assist in running its school, its professional company, and engaging broader audiences with its mission-driven work. Thank you to everyone at the Illinois Arts Council for your encouragement and backing!
About Illinois Arts Council Agency:
The Illinois Arts Council Agency was created as a state agency by the Illinois General Assembly in 1965 through legislation sponsored by Senators Paul Simon, Thomas McGloon, and Alan Dixon. The agency is governed by up to twenty-one private citizens chosen for their demonstrated commitment to the arts and appointed by the Governor. Council members serve in a voluntary, non-paid capacity and are charged with developing the state’s public arts policy, fostering quality culturally diverse programs, and approving grants expenditures. A small professional staff with in-depth knowledge of the arts develops and administers the agency’s programs, provides technical assistance, and ensures the responsible and impactful distribution of all funds. Resources to support the Illinois Arts Council Agency are provided by the Governor and General Assembly of Illinois and the National Endowment for the Arts.