Providing leadership, making connections and helping us build for the future.

Service on one of our committees is a great way to put your skills and interests to work while supporting the arts at the same time! Our reputation as an arts council and advocate for the arts is due in large part to the enthusiastic and thoughtful efforts of the community members who have served in this capacity, but there is still so much to do! Check out committee opportunities below and help us to build a strong future for the arts in our community. 
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SRAC Committee Structure for 2020-2021

Arts Education & Regional Outreach Committee

● Responsible for overseeing education grant objectives, professional development opportunities for teaching artists, regional development, and serving as a liaison between schools and the arts community. This committee shall meet once every thirty (30) days or as needed. 

Development Committee

● Charged with organizing and overseeing all development activity including planned giving and collaborative opportunities. This committee shall meet once every sixty (60) days. 

Government Affairs Committee

● Monitor and track legislative, regulatory, trade, and public affairs issues to capitalize on political connections, and resultant legislation and granting opportunities that reinforce the organization's value. This committee shall meet once every thirty (30) days or as needed. 


● Suggests marketing campaigns for cultural tourism and marketing, membership, capacity building/development events, and the SRAC public profile. Also charged with evaluating opportunities for using technology and new media to advance the organization’s mission. This committee shall meet once every thirty (30) days or as needed. 

Visual Arts Committee

● Responsible for working with SRAC staff on developing visual arts workshops, creating opportunities for the visual arts and the visual artists in this area with events and competitions, public art, bringing the visual arts together with the performing arts, and promoting the visual arts and artists that live in the region. This committee shall meet once every thirty (30) days or as needed. 

Artists Empowerment Collective

● Responsible for amplifying artists of color, creating/promoting opportunities, developing artist platforms and empowering those artists to become warriors for social change and equality in the Springfield community. This committee will meet once every thirty (30) days or as needed. 

Ad-hoc Committees

Annual fine arts festival on Historical Walnut Street the first weekend in May featuring 120+ artists, local food, 60+ performances, live art, and a children’s activity area. This committee meets every other week from January through May. 
Fundraising gala hosted at the Springfield-Branson National Airport honoring those individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond in the arts community. This committee meets monthly. 
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