Policy Agenda Town Halls. Help the Alliance shape our future advocacy efforts!

Arts Alliance Illinois hosted 12 listening sessions in fall 2022 to gather community perspectives that will inform the Alliance’s future advocacy efforts.

These sessions, offered in partnership with organizations across the state, offered opportunities for substantive conversations about ways we can work together to strengthen Illinois’ arts and culture sector through the Alliance’s policy agenda.

Our final listening session took place on November 21, but our community survey remains open until December 2. Fill it out here!

Convenings were broken down by state regions and focus areas. See the list of sessions below.

You can also view a list of which counties are represented per region here.

Sessions in Chicago and Cook County

Chicago – North

Thursday, October 20, 9-11am
Virtual
Register here.

Chicagoland Collar Counties

Saturday, November 12, 10am-12pm
Virtual
Register here.

Chicago – West

Thursday, October 20, 5:30-7:30pm
Virtual
Register here.

Chicago – South

(Rescheduled)

Tuesday, November 15, 1-3pm
Virtual
Register here.

Sessions by Region

Northwest IL

Monday, October 17, 1-3pm
Virtual
Register here.

South Central IL

Wednesday, November 16, 9-11am
Virtual
Register here.

North Central IL

Wednesday, November 2, 9-11am
Virtual
Register here.

Statewide Catchall

Monday, November 21, 3-5pm
Virtual
Register here.

Southern IL

Monday, November 14, 1-3pm
Virtual
Register here.

Unsure which region you’re in? View a list of counties in each region here.

Sessions by Focus Area

Arts Education

Tuesday, October 18, 4-6pm
Virtual
Register here.

Large Organizations (<$5M)

Monday, November 21, 9-11am
Virtual
Register here.