First-Person: The Arts Alliance Illinois Blog

Now Hiring: Policy + Research Director

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Arts Alliance Illinois seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader with a mix of strong analytical skills and policy experience to fill the position of Policy and Research Director.

Revamp Underway for Arts Education Learning Standards in Illinois

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We are very pleased to report that on August 27, 2014, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced a partnership with Arts Alliance Illinois to assess newly released national arts learning standards and to develop recommendations for Illinois. You can access the press announcement here.

Obama's FY2015 Budget and What it Means for the Arts

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On March 4, 2014, President Obama released his FY2015 budget request to Congress, which includes funding for the nation's cultural agencies and programs, such as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  If passed by Congress and signed by the President, the NEA would receive only $146 million in federal funding.

Theatre Actors Can Still "Light Up": A Win for Artistic Integrity in Chicago

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Theatre actors will be exempt from Chicago City Council Ordinance banning indoor use of electronic cigarettes.

...theatre actors shall be allowed to use nicotine-free electronic cigarettes within performance spaces.

          -- Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-64 (Substitute Ordinance 2013-6160)

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