Past Arts Advocacy Days

2017 National Arts Advocacy Day
March 20 & 21, 2017 Washington, DC

Illinois Delegation

Team

Carolina Arroyave, Illinois Art Education Association; Kate Barutha, University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts; Anne Becker, Illinois Art Education Association; Michelle Boone, Navy Pier; Joyce Chelberg; Deb Clapp, League of Chicago Theatres; Patty Corcoran; Carmen Darland, Quad City Arts; Stephanie Gregoire, Chicago Children's Choir; Julie Griffin, Arts Alliance Illinois; Heather Hartley, Audience Architects; Doug Johnson, McLean County Arts Center; Shawn Lent, Chicago Dancemakers Forum / Createquity; Doug Leunig, Purpose Driven Art; Eileen Leunig, Purpose Driven Art; AmySue Mertens, Ingenuity; Emily Reusswig, Chicago Cultural Alliance; Marissa Reyes, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Ross Roadruck, Northwest Middle School; Amanda Saucedo, Northeastern Illinois University; Scott Silberstein, HMS Media; Jimalita Tillman, Harold Washingon Cultural Center; Anna Trachtman, Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Jonathan VanderBrug, Arts Alliance Illinois; Cheryl Yuen, Arts Alliance Illinois / Consulting for Creative Organizations; Sarah Zegree, Interlochen Center for the Arts

2016 National Arts Advocacy Day
March 7 & 8, 2016 Washington, DCNAAD 16 Delegation_Photo Credit Doug Johnson

Team

Carolina Arroyave, Illinois Art Education Association; Michelle Boone, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events of the City of Chicago; Julie Griffin, Arts Alliance Illinois; Doug Johnson, McLean County Arts Council; AmySue Mertens, Ingenuity; Richard Shavzin, Actors' Equity Association; Josh Shearer, Illinois Art Education Association; Scott Silberstein, HMS Media; Joshua Simonds, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras; Jimalita Tillman, Harold Washington Cultural Center; Jonathan VanderBrug, Arts Alliance Illinois; Melinda Wilson, Hubbard Street Dance and Curie Metro High School; Alicia York, Illinois Art Education Association; Cheryl Yuen, Arts Alliance Illinois board of directors; Sarah Zegree, Arts Administration Student

2015 National Arts Advocacy Day
March 23 & 24, 2015 Washington, DCNAAD 15 Delegation

Team

Christopher M. Audain, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts; Eryn Blaser, Illinois Art Education Association; Obert Davis, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic; Claudia Freeman, Waukegan Park District; Sophia Hubeny, Carnegie Mellon University, Illinois Resident; Mark Ingram, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic; Ra Joy, Arts Alliance Illinois; AmySue Mertens, Ingenuity Incorporated; Jose Ochoa, The Chicago High School for the Arts; Scott Silberstein, HMS Media; Birdie Soti, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic; Christopher Sykora, Deerfield High School; Jonathan VanderBrug, Arts Alliance Illinois

2014 National Arts Advocacy Day
March 24 & 25, 2014 Washington, DCNAAD 14 Delegation

Team

Melissa Fagan, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; Claudia Freeman, Waukegan Park District; Chris Grodoski, Illinois Art Education Association; Brian Inman, Arts Alliance Illinois; Ra Joy, Arts Alliance Illinois; Dev Kennedy, Actors' Equity Association; Giselle Mercier, ElevArte; AmySue Mertens, Ingenuity Incorporated; Darcy Nendza, Illinois Music Education Association; Scott Silberstein, HMS Media; and Cheryl Yuen, Arts Alliance Illinois board of directors

2013 National Arts Advocacy Day
April 8 & 9, 2013 Washington, DCNAAD 2013 delegation

Team

Claudia Freeman, Waukegan Park District; Ra Joy, Arts Alliance Illinois; AmySue Mertens, Ingenuity Incorporated; Karen Quisenberry, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; Amy Rasmussen, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education; Alan Salzenstein, Association of Arts Administration Educators; Scott Silberstein, HMS Media; Maria Somma, Actors' Equity Association; Scarlett Swerdlow, Arts Alliance Illinois; and Cheryl Yuen, Arts Alliance Illinois board of directors

2012 National Arts Advocacy Day
April 16 & 17, 2012 Washington, DC2012 National Arts Advocacy Day

Team

Greg Becker, Grand Stage Company; Emily Buss, Dance/USA; Deb Clapp, League of Chicago Theatres; David Flatley, Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago; Joanie Friedman, Southside Arts and Humanities Network; Peter Handler, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; Brian Inman, Arts Alliance Illinois; Ra Joy, Arts Alliance Illinois; Patricia Poulter, College of Arts and Humanities at Eastern Illinois University; Michael Rohd, Sojourn Theatre; Samantha Salazar, Drexel University; Richard Shavzin, Actors' Equity Association; Scott Silberstein, HMS Media; and Cheryl Yuen, Arts Alliance Illinois board of directors

2011 National Arts Advocacy Day
April 4 & 5, 2011 Washington, DC2011 National Arts Advocacy Day

Team

Janet Alberti, Museum of Contemporary Art; Deb Clapp, League of Chicago Theatres; Claudia Freeman, Waukegan Park District; Lana Hagan, Southern Illinois University Department of Theatre and Dance; Regin Igloria, Ragdale Foundation; Gabriela Jirasek, Chicago Humanities Festival; Doug Johnson, McLean County Arts Center; Ra Joy, Arts Alliance Illinois; Jonathan Kinkley, Museum of Contemporary Art; Doug & Eileen Leunig; Amy Rasmussen, Chicago Arts Partnerships In Education; Mark Rodriguez, Changing Worlds; Maria Somma, Actors' Equity Association; and Scarlett Swerdlow, Arts Alliance Illinois.

2010 National Arts Advocacy Day
April 2 & 3, 2010 Washington, DC2010 National Arts Advocacy Day

Team

Gregory Becker; Dayna Block, Open Studio Project; Michelle T. Boone, Joyce Foundation; Mary Ruth Coffey, Old Town School of Folk Music; Rives Collins, American Alliance for Theatre and Education; Makeba Dixon-Hill; David Flatley, Center for Community Arts Partnerships; Christina Jensen, Hyde Park Art Center; Doug Johnson, McLean County Arts Center; Ra Joy, Arts Alliance Illinois; Jill Kozeluh; Sarah Laing, Open Studio Project; Eden Sabala; Scarlett Swerdlow, Arts Alliance Illinois; and Antoinette Wright, Bronzeville Children's Museum.