Arts Alliance Illinois unites and connects the arts sector. Our events offer ideas and inspiration, shared with your communities of arts-passionate people.

Upcoming Events

Click here to learn more about Galesburg XCHANGE 2018, the tenth One State Together in the Arts conference, being held in Galesburg, Illinois on October 22 and 23, 2018. Additional preconference events for Local Arts Agencies based in Illinois will kick off this statewide convening for the arts, culture, and creativity.

Registration is now open! Visit to get started. Note that Early Registration rates expire at midnight CST on Friday, October 12 and that Alliance members get 25% off all registrations across the board. Follow the conference on Facebook at /OneStateIllinois and using the hashtags #OneStateIL and #XCHANGEGBB on social media.

Recent Events

Thanks to those who joined us on Friday, June 22 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago for Brass Tacks: Making Equity Work in Arts and Culture. 

This action-oriented discussion on racial equity in the arts featured a keynote from Vu Le of Nonprofit AF and Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, and an esteemed panel including George Aye, William EstradaTonika JohnsonMeida Teresa McNealHilesh Patel, and Norman Teague, moderated by Kamilah Rashied. General admission was free to current members of Arts Alliance Illinois; regular admission was $15. Click here to become an Alliance member today.

Brass Tacks: Making Equity Work in Arts and Culture was offered in partnership with Enrich Chicago and the Art Leaders of Color Network, in conjunction with the 2018 Chorus America conference in Chicago, June 20–23, co-hosted by Chicago Children’s Choir and the Grant Park Music Festival.

Learn more about our Sixth Annual Benefit Luncheon and our Statewide Listening Tour.