Southern Illinois Artists Council

The Southern Illinois Artists Council (SIAC) is a regional board that formed in 2022 to support Artspace 304 in increasing arts, access, and advocacy in the region. Members of the SIAC include nonprofit leaders, arts educators and organizers, and independent artists who represent counties throughout Southern Illinois.

 

THE MISSION

The Southern Illinois Artists Council aims to address the following:

  • Increase access to and availability of arts programs and funding
  • Advance opportunities for arts education and professional development
  • Encourage the exchange of information and resources among artists, organizations, and communities throughout the region
  • Collaborate on solutions to challenges that arise in the administration of arts programs

SIAC Membership

The SIAC is comprised of up to 15 members who work in arts and culture in Southern Illinois, including regional artists, educators, organizers, and leaders.

SAIC members meet on a quarterly basis and convene more regularly for committee meetings. SAIC committees include: Artist Outreach, PR/Marketing, and Jury. 

2022 SAIC MEMBERS

  • Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, SIU Professor & independent artist
  • Lynne Chambers, Legacy Training, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Crabtree, The Hett Center for the Arts at McKendree University
  • Jeremy CrawfordCobden High School
  • Carrie GibbsCedarhurst Center for the Arts
  • Norma “Lee” HackneyShawnee Hills Arts Council & Anna Arts Center
  • Dan Johnson, Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail & independent artist
  • Fern Logan, Independent artist
  • Antonio Martinez, SIU Professor & independent artist
  • Corene McDanielAfrican American Museum of Southern Illinois
  • Tim RobinsonKre8ive Fine Arts Academy
  • Colleen Springer-Lopez, SI CABE – Southern Illinois Culture & Arts in Bilingual Education
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