ideaXfactory awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for 2015-2016

ideaXfactory awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for 2015-2016

May 9, 2015

The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) announced on May 6th it will be awarding a $30,000 grant to the Springfield Regional Arts Council specifically for the ideaXfactory, a contemporary art installation space located at 315 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO. The award is one of 16 grants to Missouri arts organizations and one of 1,023 … Read More

Construction in progress for Outdoor Stage and Plaza

Construction in progress for Outdoor Stage and Plaza

February 17, 2015

Thanks to the our generous grant from ArtPlace America, we are currently under construction to create an outdoor stage embedded with a beautiful custom mosaic by Christine Schilling. Other improvements to the space are also underway, and we hope to be open again in the spring soon.    

Cultural Impact Assessments in partnership with Drury University

Cultural Impact Assessments in partnership with Drury University

May 14, 2014

In a collaborative partnership beginning in March, the Cultural Policy Class from Drury University Arts Administration Program completed cultural impact assessments of perceived artistic, environmental, economic and social value of two projects of the ideaXfactory — The Beaux Arts Ball and the Morning Song / Evening Song sound installation. Cultural impact assessments for the ideaXfactory … Read More

Fringe Art featured in News-Leader

Fringe Art featured in News-Leader

September 27, 2013

Great three-page feature in the Springfield News-Leader by Ed Peaco appeared on the cover of the Sunday Life section. To write such an extensive article, Ed interviewed many artists who have worked on collaborative projects with the ideaXfactory and has attended many of our events. You can read full story on-line with additional photos at … Read More

ideaXfactory awarded 2013-2014 ArtPlace grant from ArtPlace America

ideaXfactory awarded 2013-2014 ArtPlace grant from ArtPlace America

May 22, 2013

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 … Read More

Imagine a 24-foot wall of light

Imagine a 24-foot wall of light

March 16, 2013

Now imagine you could control it just by waving your hand. Or swishing a paint brush and singing into a microphone. That’s what under development now at the ideaXfactory — a 24′ x 10′ wall of neon and LED lighting activated by these inputs. Inside the ideaXfacotry art space, artist Russ RuBert is constructing an … Read More

Yarn bombers make colorful statement in the NewsLeader

Yarn bombers make colorful statement in the NewsLeader

February 16, 2013

Great front page story in the Springfield NewsLeader by Kathryn Wall about the yarn.bombers from ideaXfactory. Click here to go the NewsLeader’s on-line version with photo gallery and video links. Thanks Springfield NewsLeader!

Springfield City Council approves ArtPlace application

Springfield City Council approves ArtPlace application

February 13, 2013

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 … Read More

ideaXfactory is a Finalist for ArtPlace grant

ideaXfactory is a Finalist for ArtPlace grant

January 26, 2013

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 … Read More

Knitting Space continues, old Country Corner signs removed

Knitting Space continues, old Country Corner signs removed

November 14, 2012

On a second weekend at ideaXfactory, Art of Space continues work on Knitting Space, and RuBert Studios scrapes old hand-painted signs of the front windows until dusk. New window letters and posters going up soon!