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Arts and Humanities Grant Workshop is July 18 at the Tarble Arts Center


Company of Folk and the Illinois Humanities Council announce a special workshop on funding opportunities for individuals and organizations in the arts and humanities.  The workshop will be presented by Bucky Halker, director of Company of Folk, and Matt Meacham, a program officer with IHC.

The workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St., on the Eastern Illinois University campus.  Participation is free and everyone is invited to attend.

Halker is a musician and producer of the "Folksongs of Illinois" CD series.  He will discuss the work of Company of Folk in Illinois and the important role of ethnic and folk arts.   He will review funding opportunities in the arts, with particular attention to Illinois Arts Council programs and its master-apprentice awards for folk and traditional musicians and artists.

Meacham will review IHC grant opportunities for non-profit organizations, including project grants, media grants, technical assistance grants and general support grants.  He will also provide a brief overview of the council’s programs, emphasizing those that are available to organizations in downstate Illinois.

Halker and Meacham will also answer questions that participants may have about grants and the application process.

Anyone interested in attending the workshop, or who has questions, is asked to contact Halker at

Space is limited so reservations to attend the workshop are advised.  

Parking is free in the Tarble Arts Center visitor lot just north of the center.  For more information, see online at or contact the Tarble at 217-581-ARTS (-2787) or



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