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 or contact Tony Santiago, Program and Membership Manager, via email at or by phone at 312-855-3105 ext. 15.
Our membership roster is updated monthly.
*Alliance Creative Campus

Member Organizations and Enterprise Partners

A - E | F - J | K - O | P - T | U - Z
A - E
Actors’ Equity Association
Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts
American Blues Theater
Arlington Heights Art Guild
Art in Print
Art of a Social Nature
Arts in Bartlett
ArtsPartners of Central Illinois
Arts Quincy
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University*
Ballet 5:8
Bicentennial Art Center
Black Theatre Network
Bolingbrook Arts Council
Boone County Arts Council
Buchanan Center for the Arts
Carbondale Community Arts
Chicago a capella
Chicago Artists Coalition
Chicago Cultural Alliance
Chicago Federation of Musicians
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus
Chicago High School for the Arts
Chicago Humanities Festival
Chicago Loop Alliance
Chicago Moving Company
Chicago Opera Theater
Chicago Park District, Arts and Culture Unit
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
Cinema Gallery
Columbia College Chicago*
Community Arts Council of Kankakee County
CPS Lives
The Dance COLEctive
DanceWorks Chicago
Decatur Area Arts Council
Des Plaines Arts Council
DuPage Foundation
Edgar Miller Legacy
Egyptian Theatre
Eighth Blackbird
Elgin Cultural Arts Commission
Experimental Sound Studio

F - J
The Field Museum
Freeport Arts Center
Galena Center for the Arts
Gene Siskel Film Center*
Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Giordano Dance Chicago
Goodman Theatre
Grant Park Music Festival
Heartland Festival Orchestra
Hedwig Dances, Inc.
Heritage Chorale
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
James Lumber Center for Performing Arts*
Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Joffrey Ballet
JUVAE Jazz Society of Decatur

K - O
Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts
Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Kirk Players
Krannert Art Museum*
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts*
La Grange Art League
LATITUDE | Chicago
Light Opera Works
Links Hall
Logan Square Chamber of Arts
Lookingglass Theatre Company
Lucky Plush Productions
Lyric Opera of Chicago
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
Music Institute of Chicago
Music of the Baroque
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture
National Veterans Art Museum
Navy Pier, Inc.
Northbrook Park District
Northlight Theatre
Northern Illinois University College of Visual and Performing Arts*
Oak Lawn Arts Commission
Oak Lawn Park District
Oak Park Area Arts Council
Oil Lamp Theater NFP
Old Town School of Folk Music

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
The Saints
Salem Community Theatre and Cultural Center
Salt Creek Ballet
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago*
See Chicago Dance
Silk Road Rising
Simantikos Dance Chicago, LLC
Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts, Bradley University*
Snow City Arts
Sones De Mexico Ensemble
The Special Consensus
Springfield Area Arts Council
St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Storycatchers Theatre
Sun Foundation
Tarble Arts Center - EIU*
Thodos Dance Chicago
TimeLine Theatre Company
Two Rivers Arts Council

U - Z
University of Illinois at Chicago*
Urban Gateways
Village of Hoffman Estates
Waterline Writers
Writers Theatre 
WTTW Communications
Young Chicago Authors
Individual Members and Donors
A - E | F - J | K - O | P - T | U - Z
A - E
Beth Adler
Angela Allyn
Craig A. Anderson and Mary Anderson
Monroe Anderson
Donna Anhalt
Richard Armandi
Richard Assmus
Ira Ballin
Bank of America
Janean Baird
Meta Berger
Michelle Bibbs
David Billingham
Helga Binder and David Binder
Patrick Bitterman
Becky A. Blaine
Eryn Blaser
Donna Bliss
Esme Bradfield
Phyllis Bramson
John Briel
Bonnie Brooks
Deborah Brown
Charlotte Burgess
Nancy Bush
Jamie Buzil
Bruce Byots and Valerie Byots
Cara VL Equine Art
Susan Cargill and Edward Cargill
Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith
Richard A. Carrigan and Nancy Jean Carrigan
Terri Chalmers
Joyce Chelberg
Joseph Clair
Joy Cohen and Roy Cohen
John Coleman
Joedy Cook
Barbara R. Cooper
Christine Coughlin
Sidney Cristol
Pam Crutchfield
Daniel Cunix
Kendra Curry
Kassie Davis
Naima Dawson
James De Young and Janet De Young
Erin Delaney
Leila Diab
Marge Dickinson
Claudia Divis and Timothy Divis
Michael C. Dorf and Maury Collins
Erick Dorris
Diane Dorsey
Bernard Dowling
Nicole Druckman and James Druckman
Michael Eidelman
Robert Eskridge and Jean Sousa
Steve Everett

F - J
Susan Feibus
Carla Feinkind and Leonard Feinkind
Robert Fields
June Finfer
Susan Fink
Jeff Fleishmann
Peter Fleps
Tracey Gallik
Bryna Gamson and Edward Gamson
Dileep Gangolli
Arlene Gelman
Lesley Gena
Joshua Gentner
Ambera Ginsburg
Megan Gleason
Carol Gloor
Michael Glynn
Lisa Goesling
Ethel C. Gofen
Helyn D. Goldenberg
Alexandra Goodman
Howard Gottlieb and Barbara Greis
Julie Griffin and Gregory Meadors
Roslyn Grodzin and Sam Grodzin
Wendy Gross and Eddie Gross
Eric Grusak
Lourdes S. Guerrero
Julia Guth
Michael Hammerman
Richard Hammond
Cayenne Harris
Deirdre A. Harrison
Johanna Hauki
The Head Family Foundation
Elise Hearden
Rena Henderson Mason
Eliud Hernandez
Mary Herrera
Lily Herzan
Melissa Horlick
Nash Hott
Chris Jabin
Mary Clare Jakes and Philip J. Carrigan
Palmer Jankens
Renee B. Johnson
Rise' D. Jones
Mary Judd
Loretta Julian

K - O
Carol Ann Kapheim
Mort Kaplan and Hedy Ratner
Paul Kassel
Maggie Kast
Charles Katzenmeyer
Alison Kaye
Robert Kayman
Judy Kemp and Bob Kemp
Kay Kendall
Kimberly Koran
Jill Therese Kozeluh
Kathleen Kras
Jessica Kwasny
Connie Kyes-Myland
Sarah Laing
O. Victoria Lakes-Battle
Jennifer Lamp
Kerstin Lane
Carrie Lannon
Al Larson
Cortney Lederer
Doug Leunig and Eileen Leunig
Marilyn Leyland
Elizabeth Liebman
Jamie Lloyd
Stephanie Londono
MJ Luetgert
Paddy Lynn
Susan Manning and Doug Doetsch
Dino Mantis
Cookie Marks
Gary Matts and Kathy Matts
Carla Jean Mayer and McArthur Binion
Tessa Mazor
Joan Marie Mazzonelli
John McAllister
Carole McCurdy
Margaret McCurry
Bridget McDonough
Kevin McGirr
Margot McMahon
Marcelle McVay and Dennis Zacek
Bill Melamed and Jamey Lundblad
Diane Melnick and Bennett Melnick
Bert Menco
Mary Michaelson
Lesley Milkins
Richard L. Moody and Beverly Moody
Susan Musich
Gale Myers
Ned J. Nesti, Jr.
Deborah Newman
John Newman
Eva Niewiadomski
Kenneth R. Norgan
Wendy Norris
Signe Oakley
Donna Oles Anhalt
Kevin Ollquist
Kurt Olson

P - T
Carl Pallasch
Mary Jo Papich
Jean Parisi
Rose Parisi and Don Meckley
Mia Park
Virginia Peschke
Rheva Phillips
Rhoda A. Pierce and Dan Pierce
Brad Polanin
Byron Pollock and Judith Pollock
Cary Potterfield and Renee Potterfield
Jerry H. Proffit
Allyson Purpura
Betsey L. Puth and John Puth
Matthew Pyror
Gordon Quinn
Arlene Rakoncay
Troy Ratliff
Nakyung Rhee
Claire Rice
Michelle Rivera
Pam Roadruck and Joel Roadruck
Roger W. Robinson and Ann Robinson
Alfred G. Ronan
Susan Rothchild
Susan Ruder and David Ruder
Christopher Rutt
Toby Sachs
Steven Sanders
Jeremy Schaefer
Zelene Schlosberg
David Schmitz
Spike Schonthal and Marily Schonthal
Lynn Schornick
Judy Schraiber
Carleen Schreder
Katherine Schureman
Patricia Sczygiel
Rita Sherr and Paul Sherr
James Shrove
Doug Shuma and Shari Hawke
Kenneth I. Siegel and Marcey Siegel
Eva Silverman
John Sirek
Sara Slawnik
Sarita Smith Childs
Susan Smith Trees
Will Snyder
Sarah Solotaroff
Mirkin Mary Spalding
Constance Speake
Diane Spradlin
Christina L. Steelman
Jerry Stefl
Rick Stoneham
K. Zaheerah Sultan
Jason Sunderland
Steven Szalaj
Mary L. Ternes
Michael Tobin
Susan E. Twomey

U - Z
Cynthia Vahlkamp and Bob Kenyon
William VanAusdall
Jonathan VanderBrug and Kelly VanderBrug
Joanne Vena and Rick Graham
Dimi Venkov
Sarah Ward
Mike Watts and Barbara Watts
Jennifer Wester
Linda Willis Fisher
Janet Wilson
Camille Wilson White
Penny Wollan-Kriel
Christopher Wood
Randy Wood
Angela Wyatt
Eryn Yetts-Teeling
Alison Zehr
Jan Zepp
Gifts have been received in memory of: 
Paul Finfer
Xavier Joy
Diane Labkon
Gerda Wohl
Gifts have been received in honor of:
Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith
Maggie Clair
Pam Crutchfield 
Kassie Davis
Renée Fleming
Cookie Gluck
Michael Hammerman
Chris Jabin
Cortney Lederer
Dino and Tina Mantis
Bill Melamed
Kayla Murphy
Ross Roadruck
Julie Schmidt
Alene Valkanas
Sheila Walk