One State Conference

One State is the only statewide arts conference in Illinois bringing together leaders, practitioners, artists and administrators from all disciplines and from all across the state.

This conference traditionally happens every other year and moves to different host cities across Illinois. Our 2023 conference is currently being planned and will take place in Springfield, Illinois. Check back soon for updates and registration details!

Join the One State team!

We’re looking for a talented individual in the Springfield area to act as our One State 2023 Conference & Capital Day Manager. Questions? Reach out to Kacie Smith, Program Director, at

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.