Arts Quincy Mission: Arts Quincy (QSFA), America’s 1st Arts Council, was founded in 1947 "to encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of the Fine Arts, Performing Arts, and Arts-in-Education” in Adams County, Illinois. Arts Quincy works to make the arts more accessible to all the residents of Adams County, develop new members for its member organizations and create earned income opportunities for individual artists. The arts in Quincy provides over $15 million in economic activity. Arts Quincy’s national award-winning programs: provide arts in education opportunities for area students, insure cost effective arts services for everyone, and attract new dollars to our local economy from local, regional, and national foundations and corporations.
Arts Quincy Purpose: 1) To encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of the arts and Arts-in-Education. The term arts is understood to include music, the visual arts, including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics and crafts, drama, literature and dance, but the enumeration of those things deemed to be included in the term arts is not intended as a limitation upon the meaning of the term as used herein.
2) To solicit and receive grants, contributions and other property, to enter into contracts, to engage needed personnel and services, and to transfer, hold or invest such property as may be required to carry out the purposes of this corporation.
Arts Quincy Vision: Our vision is to support and market the ever growing arts organizations in Adams County, to strengthen arts education, and to encourage the Tri-State Region – Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri - to enable all its citizens’ access to all arts disciplines, through the help of Arts Quincy.
Value Statement: 1. To encourage excellence in all of the programs we, and our partner organizations offer. 2. To support all of our partner organizations with their missions to the best of our abilities. 3. To involve our community to support and participate in the arts. 4. To assist organizations, schools and individual artists in providing enhanced arts-education for Adams County. 5. To encourage staff, board and partner organizations to uphold the highest ethical standards.