Members are the backbone of Arts Alliance Illinois: the largest connected state-level arts advocacy network fighting for arts resources and policies that benefit its members and all Illinois residents.
Joining The Alliance is easy with affordable memberships available across the sector:

  • Individuals: arts administrators, independent artists, students, and other professionals in the creative sector.
  • Organizations: local arts agencies, service organizations, visual and performing arts organizations, and other 501(c)(3) and tax-exempt entities, including their staff and board members. 
  • Enterprise Partners: corporations, LLCs and other creative industry companies 

Click here to read about our recent success in securing $50 million dollars for arts and culture in the Illinois capital bill. 
Alliance Members can take advantage of a full range of programs and services, including

  • Representation from a dedicated lobbyist with deep relationships in Springfield, Chicago, and across Illinois
  • Seats at the table in policy-shaping meetings with civic leaders throughout the state (mayoral transition team, deputy governor, legislative leadership, etc.) 
  • Advocacy on your behalf for funds and legislation that directly supports you and your stakeholders 
  • Trainings and individual coaching for your staff and board (Advocacy 101 and the Power of Storytelling)
  • Access to communications and briefings keeping you informed of the latest developments, action items, and opportunities within the creative sector
  • Deep discounts on registrations to the biennial, statewide conference One State Together in the Arts, professional development opportunities, and other convenings
  • Recognition online at, on select print materials, and social media

To become a member today, click here, email or call 312-855-3105 ext. 13.
Our membership roster is updated monthly.
*Enterprise members

Member Organizations and Enterprise Partners
A - E | F - J | K - O | P - T | U - Z
A - E
2112 Chicago*
40 North/88 West
A Red Orchid Theatre
Access Contemporary Music
Actors’ Equity Association
Albany Park Theater Project
American Blues Theater
Arlington Heights Art Guild
Arts DuPage - DuPage Foundation
Arts in Bartlett
ArtsPartners of Central Illinois
Arts Quincy
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Ballet 5:8
Bicentennial Art Center
Black Ensemble Theater
Bolingbrook Arts Council
Boone County Arts Council
Buchanan Center for the Arts
Carbondale Community Arts
Charnley-Persky House Museum Foundation 
Chicago a capella
Chicago Artists Coalition
Chicago Arts Access
Chicago Children's Choir
Chicago Children's Theatre
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus
Chicago Heights Drama Group
Chicago High School for the Arts
Chicago Humanities Festival
Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
Chicago Loop Alliance
Chicago Moving Company
Chicago Opera Theater
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
Cinema Gallery
Columbia College Chicago
Community Arts Council of Kankakee County
The Dance COLEctive
DanceWorks Chicago
Decatur Area Arts Council
Des Plaines Arts Council
DuPage Foundation
Ed Paschke Art Center
Edgar Miller Legacy
Egyptian Theatre
Eighth Blackbird
Elastic Arts Foundation
Elgin Cultural Arts Commission
eta Creative Arts Foundation

F - J
The Field Museum
Freeport Arts Center
Friends of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Galena Center for the Arts
Gene Siskel Film Center
Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Sprng Celebration
Gift Theatre Chicago
Giordano Dance Chicago
Goodman Theatre
Grant Park Music Festival
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Heartland Festival Orchestra
Hedwig Dances, Inc.
Heritage Chorale
Hoogland Center for the Arts
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Hyde Park Art Center
Hyde Park School of Dance
Illinois Art Education Association
Illinois High School Art Exhibition
Illinois Humanities 
Illinois Music Education Association
International Latino Cultural Center
Intuit: Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Jackalope Theatre
James Lumber Center for Performing Arts
Jazz Institute of Chicago
Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Joffrey Ballet

K - O
Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts
Krannert Art Museum
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
La Grange Art League
LATITUDE | Chicago
Light Opera Works
Links Hall
Lookingglass Theatre Company
Lucky Plush Productions
Lyric Opera of Chicago
MAKE Literary Productions
Mandala South Asian Performing Arts
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
McLean County Arts Center
Merit School of Music
Midwest Young Artists
Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
National Indo-American Museum
National Museum of Gospel Music
National Public Housing Museum
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture
National Veterans Art Museum
Navy Pier, Inc.
Northlight Theatre
North Shore Choral Society
Northern Illinois University College of Visual and Performing Arts
Oak Lawn Park District
Oak Park Area Arts Council
Oil Lamp Theater NFP
Old Town School of Folk Music
The Orpheum Theatre

P - T
The People’s Music School
The Peoria Art Guild
Pilgrim Chamber Players
The Poetry Foundation
Prairie Center of the Arts
Quincy Art Center
Ravinia Festival Association
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Rockford Area Arts Council
Rockford Art Museum
Rockford Symphony Orchestra
Salt Creek Ballet
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
See Chicago Dance
Shawnee Hills Arts Council
Silk Road Rising
Snow City Arts
Sones De Mexico Ensemble
South Asia Institute
South Side Community Art Center
Springfield Area Arts Council
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Storycatchers Theatre
Sweet Water Foundation
Tarble Arts Center - EIU
TimeLine Theatre Company
Two Rivers Arts Council

U - Z
Urban Gateways
Victory Gardens Theater
Village of Hoffman Estates
WTTW Communications
Young Chicago Authors
Individual Members and Donors
A - E | F - J | K - O | P - T | U - Z
A - E
Chris Audain
Rochelle Bloch
Mary Bonnett
John Briel
Christine Coughlin
John Culbert
Erick DeShaun Dorris
Nicole Druckman
Erica Edwards

F - J
Robert Fields
Lesley Gena
Alexandra Goodman
Jenni Grigsby-Rogal
Tessa Harrelson
Gretchen Henninger
Rise Jones

K - O
Sara Kalinoski
Jessica Kwasny
Carrie Lannon
Paul Lauricella
Margot McMahon
Elise Melendez
Bert Menco
Catherine Millette
Susan Musich
Ned Nesti
Wendy Norris
Lynn Osmond

P - T
Rose Parisi
Rheva Phillips
Matt Pryor
Betsey Puth
Nakyung Rhee
Susan Rothchild
Mary Rous
Tony Santiago
Jeremy Schaefer
Joyce Selander
Barbara Shaffer
Eva Silverman
Nurit Smith
Michael Tobin

U - Z
Patti Vick
Brad White
Kellie Williams
Antoinette Wright
Angela Wyatt