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COVID-19 has created unprecedented turmoil for the arts and culture sector, but together we will overcome and build a stronger, more just Illinois.

Join us for our 40th Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate four decades of collective accomplishments and toast 40 years of honorees!

June 1 | Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace

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.

#AskJonathan Office Hours - every Friday!

Have a policy question? Want to get some advocacy advice? 

Connect with Jonathan VanderBrug, Deputy Director of Civic Engagement and resident Arts Alliance policy wonk. 

$50M won for the Creative Sector!

It’s official! Governor Pritzker signed the Fiscal Year 2023 budget package, which includes $50 million for the creative sector. This funding is unprecedented in its scale and focus on our sector.

Read our full budget analysis here, including additional news for creatives and creative businesses. 

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COVID-19 Impact on the Creative Economy in Illinois

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Join us to celebrate 40 years!

Come celebrate four decades of collective accomplishments, toast 40 years of honorees, enjoy performances from local artists, and envision what we will accomplish together in the future.


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

#VaxToGetBack Campaign


Arts for Illinois Relief


One State Together in the Arts Conference


Anti-Racism Learning Group



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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