Create our Future

2020 has created unprecedented turmoil for the arts and culture sector, but together we will overcome and build a stronger, more just Illinois.


Over the past two months, we’ve been thrilled to support pro-vaccination artist projects across the state! This campaign features artists in 24 regions across Illinois who are creating over 72 pro-vaccination projects this summer to encourage their communities to get vaccinated! Check out our press release to learn more. 

Arts Alliance Illinois fights for arts resources and policies that benefit our members and all Illinois residents.

With 25,000 active subscribers and hundreds of members, we connect the people and ideas that are shaping the future of the creative sector.

Join Jonathan's Office Hours, Fridays @ 11am

This is an opportunity to talk with Jonathan and get your questions answered about current local, state and federal legislation and COVID relief programs.

Arts Local ARP Toolkit

Right now, local cities and counties across Illinois are receiving Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (LFRF) and local officials have incredible flexibility with how these dollars are spent! We’ve put together an Arts Local ARP toolkit that has everything you need to run an effective campaign and advocate for funds for arts and culture in your community!


Through our programming, Arts Alliance Illinois connects the people and ideas that
shape the future of the arts, culture, and creativity.

Arts for Illinois Relief


Anti-Racism Learning Group


One State Together in the Arts Conference


Local Arts Network



Members are the backbone of Arts Alliance Illinois: the largest connected state-level arts advocacy network fighting for arts resources and policies that benefit its members and all Illinois residents.

Due to the COVID crisis, and to center our commitment to equity and access, Arts Alliance Illinois is offering pay-what-you-can membership for ALL Illinois creative individuals and organizations for the next year.

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