Arts Alliance Illinois's blog
Joan Shigekawa, Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, has announced that 37 new grant awards, totaling $1.82 million, will be delivered to arts organizations across Illinois.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined by Chicago Symphony Orchestra Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma in announcing the investment of an additional $500,000 of City funding towards the implementation of the first ever Arts Education Plan for the Chicago Public Schools.
The Chicago City Council unanimously approved an ordinance which will restructure the way Chicago nonprofits are charged by the city for their water usage. The ordinance amends legislation originally passed in 2011 which would have phased out fee exemptions provided to most nonprofit organizations.
April 8 & 9, 2013 marked the 26th annual Arts Advocacy Day, a one-of-a-kind opportunity for advocates to speak out for the arts and arts education and be heard by Congress.
Arts Alliance Illinois traveled to Springfield to participate in Museum Advocacy Day with the Illinois Association of Museums and the Illinois State Museum.