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Rockford Fine Arts Coalition Purpose


Rockford Fine Arts Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization created to raise supplemental funding that will be awarded to support individual RPS 205 students. Scholarships are awarded for students to attend camps, classes, or receive individual instruction to develop them as artists and citizens.

Update on NIU Visual Arts Camp RFAC scholarship recipient!

This summer Emma Carmona virtually attended the Visual Arts NIU Camp. Alumni artists and arts educators worked with participants to improve foundational design skills, explore different media and methods, learn about preparing college admissions portfolios, and more. “The week I spent virtually with the NIU Art Camp was fantastic! It was an amazing experience to learn from artists and gain new skills alongside others who are just as passionate about art as I am. ” - Emma


Emma’s mom says “She's a pretty amazing kid and artist. And we most definitely would like to thank the Rockford Fine Arts Coalition for helping her to be able to do this wonderful opportunity. I can not wait to see what the future holds for her and I think this experience gave her even more confidence in herself and work.” Great work Emma! Check out some of Emma's work!





2022 FINE ARTS Hall oF fame

It’s that time again! Deadline is 10/31/21

The nominating criteria are that the individual/ group be a former Rockford Public Schools student(s) who went on to achieve tremendous success in their arts field, or an educator or advocate who has made a valuable impact on the arts


2022 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Nomination Form

2021 RPS Fine Arts Hall of Fame

Rockford Public Schools inducted a new class of alumni and a longtime art teacher into its Fine Arts Hall of Fame in a virtual ceremony on March 12. This annual event is a great way to recognize Rockford's past fine arts students and educators.

Congratulations to the 2021 Hall of Fame inductees!

Scholarships are awarded for students to attend camps, classes, or receive individual instruction to develop them as artists and citizens.

RFAC Plan for Investing In Students

Raise supplemental funding that will be awarded to support individual students.

Award scholarships for students to attend camps, classes, or receive individual instruction to develop them as artists and citizens.

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During the difficulties of COVID-19, we are working to assist RPS Fine Arts teachers by fundraising for classroom supplies, All City supplies, and All City prizes for students. If you are able to help, we'd greatly appreciate it!

Rockford Public School DISTRICT has been honored by the The NAMM Foundation!

National Association of Music Merchants recognized our community for its commitment to music education with a 2020 Best Communities for Music Education Award (BCME)

"Outstanding Support: Enriching the lives of children and advancing student achievement"

https://www.nammfoundation.org/what-we-do/best-communities-music-education