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Join your Local Arts Advocacy Team

The Illinois General Assembly has $5 billion dollars in American Rescue Plan funds left to spend. But, based on recent conversations with legislators, we don’t expect they’ll be making any ARP funding decisions until next session starting in January 2022.

We’ve been advocating for $500 million in ARP funding for the arts, and we’re going to keep meeting with legislators until they make a decision! You can get involved and meet with your legislators by joining your local arts advocacy team.

Illinois Creative Future Fund Advocacy Toolkit


Check out Arts Alliance’s ICFF toolkit with all the resources you need to advocate for $500 million in ARP funds for arts and culture! 

The toolkit includes sample social media posts and graphics and talking points!

Alliance Policy Statements
and Positions

The Alliance periodically publishes statements regarding key upcoming legislation or positions that reflect the creative sector’s response to a specific issue.