The Fine and Performing Arts Center is proud to be a part of the vibrant artistic community in Illinois. Our programming would not be possible without the support of many people and organizations, including the following funders who continue to provide generous funding to keep the arts alive in our community:
Moraine Valley Community College Foundation
The Moraine Valley Foundation is the fundraising arm of the college that works tirelessly to provide financial support to ensure that achieving a college degree or certificate is a reality for all of the students served by the college. With the support of all of partners, the Moraine Valley Foundation raises more than $250,000 annually through fundraising events. Through this generosity and spirit of giving, the Foundation funded student academic scholarships, student emergency assistance funding, various college programs and world-class performances at the Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Illinois Arts Council Agency
The Illinois Arts Council Agency – with a mission to build a strong, creative, and connected Illinois through the arts – 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 21 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.
Arts Midwest promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people’s lives. A non-profit regional arts organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Arts Midwest serves audiences, arts organizations, and artists throughout the nine states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and beyond. Formed through the merger of the Affiliated State Arts Agencies of the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes Arts Alliance, their history spans more than 30 years.
National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.