About Us


History and Mission

The Prairie Center of the Arts, a member of the Alliance of Artists Communities, is a 501c(3) Artist-in-Residence program providing artists from around the world the resources and uninterrupted time to think and create.

Prairie Center of the Arts was founded in 2003 as a juried Artist in Residency (AIR) program to attract emerging and established artists from Illinois and around the world;  to provide these artists and local artists with opportunities for research and development of new work;  to provide an accessible facility for art and creativity that embraces the Peoria area community offering equipment and new technologies not currently available to the general public.



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