Arts Alliance Illinois

Arts Alliance Illinois fights for arts resources and policies that benefit our members and all Illinois residents. With 25,000 active subscribers and hundreds of members, we connect the people and ideas that are shaping the future of the creative sector. As the only statewide, multidisciplinary organization concentrated on the strength of arts and culture, the Alliance takes on challenges that no single organization or artist can face alone. Our work in civic engagement, arts education, and cultural equity positively impacts every community across the state.

Our mission

Arts Alliance Illinois builds the vitality of communities statewide through service and advocacy, thereby generating resources for the cultural sector and creative industries.

Through statewide civic engagement, we position arts and culture as a source of creative solutions to a broad range of challenges;

through arts education, we promote arts-centered learning and the development of a creative and adaptive workforce; and

through cultural equity, we foster equitable access to and participation in arts and culture, and advance historically neglected or marginalized forms of expression.

Arts Alliance Illinois is a 501(c)(3) organization.


In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we and partners launched Arts for Illinois, a platform to see art, submit art, and support art.

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