Listen to Grant Proposals

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition (SGAAC) has scheduled a Peer Review Panel for its current cycle of grant applications. The review is open to all applicants, SGAAC members and the public. It will be held on Wednesday, September 21, beginning at 7 p.m. in Aris Georges' Downtown Studio located at the northwest corner of the Jefferson Street/Worcester Street intersection in Spring Green, next to Nina's.


Apply for Creative Community Grants by September 2!

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition (SGAAC) has announced a second opportunity for Creative Community Grants. SGAAC annually awards $10,000 in grants to local artists, arts organizations and groups involved in art or cultural programs. The purpose of the grants is to stimulate creative and innovative arts programming.

Proposed projects can be any artistic discipline or combination of artistic media. These include the performing arts—dance, theater, music; folk arts—wood, ceramics, textiles; the literary arts—writing and poetry; and all forms of visual arts—photography, video, film, architecture, paintings, and sculpture.

Projects may include public exhibits, performances, publications, and educational activities. Projects must be completed by January 31, 2017. Recipients may request extensions for projects that continue beyond the completion deadline. Applications for the grant and eligibility requirements can be found at

The maximum award amount is $2,500.  A Peer Review Panel comprised of members of the local arts community reviews applications. Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • community involvement and community benefit
  • artistic merit and innovation
  • ability of the applicant to complete the project
  • potential for growth and development
  • ability to provide matching funds. 

Applications for the Spring Green Area Art Coalition’s second cycle of 2016 Creative Community Grants are due by September 2, 2016. Applicants may receive feedback from SGAAC and be asked to revise and resubmit their applications by September 9 if changes are required.  The Peer Review Panel will meet during the week of September 12, and awards will be announced by September 21, 2016.


Psst! April 30 is the new date for Spring Green Area Arts Coalition (SGAAC) game show, I’ve Got a Secret.  Join us on Saturday at 7 pm at the Gard Theater, 111 E. Jefferson Street, Spring Green This year’s contest will feature audience members questioning local celebrities in an attempt to reveal their astonishing secrets. Based on the “I’ve Got a Secret” game show popular in the 1950s and ‘60s, this locally oriented entertainment will raise funds for SGAAC grant programs supporting the arts in the River Valley area.  Admission is $10 per person. Advance tickets will be on sale at the Spring Green General Store, Arcadia Books and Nina’s. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the show. 

The Stranger Comes to town May 1

The Stranger is socko melodrama, spinning an intriguing web of thrills and chills. Director Orson Welles gives the production a fast, suspenseful development, drawing every advantage from the hard-hitting script from the Victor Trivas story. - Variety

Sunday May 1st at the Gard Theater at 2:00PM

Doors open at 1:30PM

Admission FREE

Patrick McGilligan is the author of multiple highly-acclaimed books on Hollywood and the film industry, including works on Alfred Hitchcock and George Cukor, and biographies of Robert Altman, Jack Nicholson, and Nicholas Ray. He will speak before the film about his latest book Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane

Donations gratefully accepted in support of SGAAC grants that benefit area arts and cultural programs.


Share your thoughts on the arts

There is still room for the upcoming discussions on the Future of the Arts, hosted at the Wyoming Valley School and Cultural Arts Center and facilitated by Jennifer Moore-Kerr with the Interactivity Foundation.


Dates available are (note that each discussion is a set of two dates):

Wednesdays March 30 and April 6th from 6-9 pm

Thursdays March 31 and April 7th from noon to 3 pm

Wednesdays April 13th and 20th from 6 to 9 pm


The Foundation is committed to working with community members to expand their civic, civil discourse skills through the use of guidebooks on a variety of topics. This topic looks at the future of the arts from multiple perspectives: education, technology and its impact on the arts, intellectual property, and global and local economies. It asks, "Why Art?"


Bring your perspectives and voices to these discussions and hear what others have to say on the topic. Do this in an historic, local cultural arts building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, share food with others and enjoy a conversation in which being right is less important than being there and sharing ideas.


Please register by emailing, or calling, facilitator Jennifer Moore-Kerr with your name and preferred dates at or 608-574-4569