The Springfield Township Arts & Enrichment Council (D.B.A. ArtsConnect) formed in 2012 by resolution of the Springfield Township Board of Trustees to create an engaged and vibrant community through the arts and events. As a non-profit in partnership with Springfield Township, ArtsConnect generates all of the arts programming for the community with a full curriculum of arts education for preschool to senior adults. In addition to classes and camps, ArtsConnect facilitates art experiences through public art displays and presents an average of 25 events per year. In 2020, Springfield Township trustees invested in the renovation of existing facility space for a dedicated arts center to expand ArtsConnect’s capacity and overall impact. Arts Center amenities include a new pottery studio, woodshop, gallery & plenty of well-designed classroom spaces.
Rentals of The Grove Event Center help support the operations of the Arts Center.
Creating an Engaged & Vibrant CommunitySharing a philosophy that where arts flourish, communities prosper and lives are enriched, the Springfield Township Board of Trustees passed a resolution on September 26, 2012, authorizing the creation of a 501(c)3 Arts and Enrichment Council. By establishing the Arts and Enrichment Council, the community benefits with better access to the arts, expanded public events, a renewed public image, a more connected community, and increased economic interest for development in the township.
The organization, now operating under the name ArtsConnect™ is a sustaining resource for arts and enrichment opportunities. ArtsConnect™ hosts 20 to 30 events year-round. In addition to events, ArtsConnect™ facilitates art classes for all ages, summer art camps and community volunteer projects.
MissionThe mission of the Springfield Township Arts and Enrichment Council is to create an engaged and vibrant community through the arts and events.
ArtsConnect™ Springfield Township Events
- ArtLocal Art Show
- Mom Prom and Daddy Daughter Dance
- Playhouse in the Park, Off The Hill Shows
- Theater in our Schools
- Family Entertainment Series
- Puppets For Lunch