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.

Sign our petition to the Mayor 

Chicago is receiving $1.8 billion in relief funds, our government is making decisions now about how those dollars will be spent, and a portion must go to the arts. 

Please add your name to support the arts in Chicago! We’ll be delivering this letter to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor on April 16th.

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 @ 10am

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

We're looking for an Administrative Assistant

 Tell your friends or apply yourself no later than April 11. The person in this position will be supporting the technical and logistical needs, working heavily with web-based platforms. The Alliance is working remotely so we’re open to candidates from across Illinois. Come work with us! 

Create the Future Annual Benefit

Join us live online April 29, 2021 as we honor Creative Voice Awardee Darren Walker, Citizen Advocate Awardee Michelle L. Collins, and the inaugural Creative Youth Development Award recipient, sponsored by Allstate.


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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