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When it comes to advocating for policy, there are so many possible roads ahead to make our creative sector a better place for artists, arts nonprofits, creative businesses, and arts educators.

Through listening sessions this fall and a survey, creative sector stakeholders across Illinois shared with us the issues impacting them and suggested policies for addressing those issues. We’ve gathered this information into a series of policy statements, and we need your help to prioritize them for our advocacy.

Arts Education Priorities
Nonprofit Priorities
Individual Artist Priorities

How does it work?


We’re using a platform called AllOurIdeas to rank our sector’s priorities across four groups: nonprofits, for-profits, arts educators, and individual artists. AllOurIdeas selects two policy statements at random for you to rank. Once you’ve made your choice, the platform generates a new comparison, on and on until you’ve had your fill. Once you feel done, just close the page! By having a lot of people rank two randomized statements against one another, we can see the bigger picture of where each statement falls on the larger priority list for that group.

Arts Alliance sees every one of these policy statements as important. We’re using this activity to see where to focus first. Even if you’re given what feels like a difficult choice, go ahead and make a decision! We’ll keep this open for a while, but will jump in on Friday, January 20 to begin analyzing responses.


Don’t see one of your priorities included?

If you think of an issue or policy that isn’t appearing in the statement comparison, click the “Submit your own idea” button on the AllOurIdeas page where you’re ranking statements.

This prioritization project is part of our larger policy agenda setting series that took place in Fall 2022, with listening sessions and a survey helping us secure community input. Learn more about the process here, and reach out to Jonathan VanderBrug, Deputy Director of Civic Engagement, at with questions or to learn more.