ideaXfactory awarded 2013-2014 ArtPlace grant from ArtPlace America

Posted on May 22, 2013 in News
ideaXfactory awarded 2013-2014 ArtPlace grant from ArtPlace America

The concept of ideaXploration and site-specific art installation is soon to get a shot in the arm thanks to a $200,000 grant awarded by ArtPlace, a prestigious consortium of foundations and the National Endowment of the Arts. Grant amounts range from $33,000 to $750,000, with an average grant size of just over $280,000. The complete […]

WINGS class trips from Phelps Center for Gifted Education

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 in News
WINGS class trips from Phelps Center for Gifted Education

Early in March, the ideaXfactory hosted a series of visits from WINGS classes from the Phelps Center for Gifted Education. Representative students from each of the Springfield Public Schools were part of the visiting groups. We received this report from educator Michelle Billionis who organized and led the visits: Student’s from Phelps Center for Gifted […]

Springfield City Council approves ArtPlace application

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 in News
Springfield City Council approves ArtPlace application

Following the announcement that the City of Springfield’s ideaXfactory is a finalist for an Artplace grant, a formal presentation was made by Russ RuBert at the Springfield City Council meeting on January 29. Council members were informed about the objectives of Artplace to accelerate creative placemaking across the county and the concept of using locally […]

ideaXfactory is a Finalist for ArtPlace grant

Posted on Jan 26, 2013 in News
ideaXfactory is a Finalist for ArtPlace grant

The ideaXfactory is a finalist in a national competition to win a portion of what is likely to be more than $10 million in grants awarded by ArtPlace America, a national private-public arts funding collaboration. In 2012, 34 organizations received a total of about $11 million. ArtPlace defines creative placemaking as locally driven strategies to […]