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.

Chicago Arts and Culture: Funding and Futures

Arts Alliance, Chicago Cultural Alliance, and DCASE need your perspective on the challenges and opportunities faced by Chicago creatives and creative businesses. 

We have several opportunities to share your feedback including 2 informational sessions with DCASE, 4 deep-dive focus groups, and a digital survey. Learn more and register here.

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.

Join your Local Arts Advocacy Team

We’re still fighting for $500 million for the arts and we need your voice! Illinois legislators will be making ARP funding decisions this fall, so now is the time to get involved and take action! Join your local arts advocacy team and connect with other arts advocates in your district. 

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COVID-19 Impact on the Creative Economy in Illinois

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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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