Illinois Art Gallery is most appreciative for the support given to our visual fine arts programming from the following agencies in the form of a grant:
– The IL Arts Council, a state agency. The most recent grant received was for 2014. We are proud to be recognized as an organization worthy of their support.
– The Decatur Area Arts Council, has given grants over the years for various programs but now supports the Gallery in-kind as a sponsor of several programs, Young Artist’s Showcase, Arts in Education, and the October National.
– RACE for the Cure in support of our October National which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness month. These grants were received in 2009, 2010, 2011 and in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 a grant was received from our local “Come Together, Be Empowered”.
Herb Slodounik Artistic Merit Award
This award has been given out since 1999 to a deserving young artist. In 2007 and 2008 we presented our Herb Slodounik Award to a teacher while in the past this $100 recognition has been given to an art student to encourage their continued education in the Arts. This award continues annually to a patron, teacher, or student of the arts.
4H Visual Art Award
Each year a trophy is presented to a 4H artist at their annual fine arts & crafts show held currently at the Decatur Area Arts Council.
Best of Show recipients are given a $25 gift certificate in our Young Artists Showcase.
October National gives monetary awards totaling up to $2000.
The Arts in Central Park program gives approximately $1800 out in awards. There is Best of Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in as many as 6 categories.