Artists of Springfield and Indian Orchard - Be Counted!

Are you an artist who works or lives in Springfield or Indian Orchard? Whether you make art full-time, part-time, or sometimes, the Arts Extension Service, Art for the Soul Gallery, and the Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) are asking you to "Be Counted" with this simple one-minute survey!

Why does this matter?  When asked for artists to apply for projects, exhibit, sell work or perform at a festival, or apply for grants, the SCCD wants to be sure that every Springfield artist is given the chance to participate. SCCD can also better apply for outside funding to create more public art and related projects if it fully understands the number of Springfield artists, their art form(s), and their needs. The Arts Extension Service also wants to understand what future trainings we can offer.

Who are we looking for? We use the generic term ‘artist’ to mean visual artists, musicians, craftspeople, dancers, performers, film makers, public artists, artist who work for social change, teachers, designers, those who work in more than one art form, and those who work in any new or emerging media. We encourage college-age students, emerging artists, and mid-to-late career artists to complete the survey!.

For artists without regular access to computers or internet - or who want a more festive experience! - Rosemary Tracy Woods, Director of Art for the Soul Gallery will be hosting a Be Counted event for Springfield and Indian Orchard artists on April 28, 12 - 4 PM, at the UMass Springfield Computer Center, Tower Square Springfield, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor. Light refreshments will be served.  

Artists who complete the one-minute online survey by the April 28 deadline will be entered to win a gift certificate to Springfield restaurants, courtesy of the Springfield Central Cultural District.  Please complete survey today and feel free to invite your friends and colleagues to be counted, too!

Any questions? Contact the Arts Extension Service at aes@acad.umass.edu or 413-545-2360.