Welcome to the Rockford Area Arts Council!

Celebrating Over 30 Years of Supporting the Arts..

Our mission is to support, promote, & develop access to the arts in the Rockford Region.

Support the Arts Council by becoming a member today!

Poet Laureate

A City Poet Laureate is an honorary position; Poets Laureate promote literacy and literature among residents of all ages.

ArtScene

ArtScene is a regional, biannual, gallery walk hosted at over 30 locations throughout Winnebago County.

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.

Summer Programs

Learn more about the RAAC’s summer programs serving the community’s youth.

 

Arts Advocacy

The Arts Council facilitates access to the arts for children, adults, and seniors, stretching economic and social barriers through our support.

Arts Directory

Find various artists in the greater Rockford are right here.  Artists are searchable by a variety of categories.

About the RAAC

The Rockford Area Arts Council exists to support, promote, and develop access to the arts for everyone!

Art stretches across economic and social barriers, and, through member support, the Arts Council facilitates access to the arts for children, adults, and seniors. We achieve this goal by granting money to artists and arts organizations that oversee programs to under-served communities; supporting arts education and programming; developing collaborative relationships with the City of Rockford, the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Transform Rockford, and regional school districts; overseeing events that showcase local talent; and advocating for the arts at the local, state, and federal level.

Our Partners:

Become a Member

Join today or contribute to support the arts! Your gift supports artists, promotes arts and cultural organizations and develops the awareness of the importance of the arts for everyone.

Help make our vision a reality! 

Donate

Help make our vision a reality! Join today or contribute to support the arts!

Your gift supports the artists, promotes arts, and cultural organizations and develops the awareness of the importance of the arts for everyone.

Today at Shumway – December 2020

November and December are months focused on gratitude and recognition of the abundance in our lives–family, work opportunities, education possibilities, and our own voices. Art values the voices of all–with no exclusionary intentions–and the Arts Council values each of you. Thank you. The Rockford...

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Today at Shumway – October 2020

The Rockford Area Arts Council’s mission is simple–to support, promote, and develop access to the arts for everyone. We are the collective voice for individual artists and regional arts organizations and you! Featured this month: Hispanic Heritage Month The Arts Council is thrilled to announce...

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Today at Shumway – September 2020

The Rockford Area Arts Council’s mission is simple–to support, promote, and develop access to the arts for everyone. We are the collective voice for individual artists and regional arts organizations—and you! In keeping with announcements at the top–I thought we’d try a ‘Breaking News’ caption to...

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