Arts Alliance Illinois is the state's leading voice for the arts and arts education. Through advocacy, research, and collaboration, we give voice to a creative state.
The Alliance was founded in 1982, when a small group of artists and arts administrators joined forces to combat the threatened elimination of state funding for the arts in Illinois. Out of these early advocacy efforts, Arts Alliance Illinois was born. Today, with more than 25,000 active subscribers and hundreds of member organizations, the Alliance has become the largest statewide arts advocacy network in the country. Through research, close collaboration with policymakers and public agencies, and robust communications, the Alliance advances widespread support of all the arts, enhances the health of the arts and cultural sector, and fosters a climate in which the broadest spectrum of artistic expression can flourish.
Contact Lisa VanAusdall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.855.3105 x11.