First-Person: The Arts Alliance Illinois Blog
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.
President Barack Obama's budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 includes a funding request of $154.5 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, a slight increase of 0.14 percent or roughly $200,000 from his fiscal year 2013 request.
Robin Kelly, a former state representative and chief administrative officer for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, handily won the special election for the 2nd congressional district seat resigned by former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. in November.
This week, Governor Pat Quinn launched a Creative Economy Initiative in Illinois. Through this initiative, public and private sector stakeholders will work together to determine the smartest policies to grow creative companies and jobs in Illinois.