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.
After eight months of closures and inactivity due to COVID, artists and arts organizations need the City’s support to remain viable, and the City needs them to drive our recovery. Contact local officials and ask them to support Chicago’s creative future!
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.
Through our programming, Arts Alliance Illinois connects the people and ideas that
shape the future of the arts, culture, and creativity.
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.
Advocacy Actions taken in 2020
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From Our Community
Since its launch on April 1 by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund has awarded nearly...
On Election Day 2020, musicians across the state shared joy and thanked voters with socially distant performances at the polls. Illinois performers...
MacArthur Fellow and Artist Activist Mel Chin will offer our virtual keynote on September 29 at 1pm Mel Chin is known for the broad range of...