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Ottawa artist Brock Sondgeroth
Art opening for artist Haley Sipsock at Open Space Gallery in Downtown Ottawa









The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation (SRCCF) is honored to announce the establishment of a new fund – The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund. The Fund offers financial support through competitive grants to charitable organizations and agencies engaged in the world of art throughout Starved Rock Country, and provides a non-competing, neutral hub to engage and connect local artists and arts organizations, cultural organizations, sponsors, patrons and venues in our region and beyond.

Artist: Alexander Chung
We are an open, welcoming partner for all engaged in the arts, and offer a consolidated online resource to provide a database of artists and their profiles; organization and venue profiles; a master calendar of events; media kit information, and individual artist web pages – a place for every artist to connect and showcase their work.
Workshops are also offered for topics such as capacity building; idea sharing; and small business development, while receptions will be planned to Meet the Artists; Launch Parties for New Initiatives; Donor Engagement Gatherings, and convenings of artists, organizations, producers and presenters. 
Mary Uthoff Memorial Mosaic Walkway in Downtown Princeton, by Marseilles artist Susan Burton
On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of the SRCCF, we wish to extend our sincere thanks to the Trustees of the OmniArts organization, who, upon deciding to close that organization, chose to transfer the assets to us to create The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund. We look forward to working with everyone engaged in the world of the arts!


Artist Laura Johnson of Starved Rock Hot Glass in Ottawa



Donations for The Arts of Starved Rock Country may be made here using a credit card.  Donation checks can be mailed to Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, ATTN: Arts Fund, 718 Columbus, Ottawa, IL  61350.

For more information about the Fund and The Arts of Starved Rock Country, please contact the SRCCF at 815-252-2906.



This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Your unrestricted donation to the Leadership Fund for Now is just that, a gift for NOW. It enables us to operate, provides funds for immediate distribution to area agencies and charitable initiatives and helps us build the core administrative fund. The Leadership Fund for Now is made up of unrestricted donations, earnings on investments, and administrative fees. This is where we need your donation the most.
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