First-Person: The Arts Alliance Illinois Blog

$1.8 Million in NEA Grants Heading to Illinois

National Endowment for the Arts

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.

Chicago’s Investment in CPS Arts Education Plan Doubles to $1 Million

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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.

City Council to Provide Water Bill Relief to Chicago Nonprofits

Water bill relief coming to Chicago nonprofits

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.

Highlights from National Arts Advocacy Day

U.S. Capitol

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 in Springfield for Museum Advocacy Day

State of the Seal of Illinois

Arts Alliance Illinois traveled to Springfield to participate in Museum Advocacy Day with the Illinois Association of Museums and the Illinois State Museum.

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