First-Person: The Arts Alliance Illinois Blog
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon announced that she will not seek re-election to the office in 2014. During her announcement, Lt. Gov. Simon stated that she will explore other opportunities to serve the people of Illinois.
The 2013 One State Together in the Arts conference will take place this June 24 & 25 in the Quad Cities. Convened every other year by Arts Alliance Illinois and the Illinois Arts Council, One State is the only conference for arts administrators and practitioners from all artistic disciplines and all corners of Illinois.
This April 8 & 9, Arts Alliance Illinois will continue its tradition of leading a delegation to Washington, DC for National 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.
In Illinois today, 80 percent of jobs require some sort of postsecondary degree, yet only 30% of the state’s adults ever earn one. To raise the bar, Illinois -- and 44 other states -- have adopted Common Core State Standards.
U.S. Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL18) has agreed to co-chair the nascent STEAM Caucus in Congress alongside Democratic Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici from Oregon. The charge of the STEAM Caucus is to change the vocabulary of education to recognize the benefits of both the arts and sciences -- and their intersections -- to our country’s next generation.