Events

Through our programming, Arts Alliance Illinois connects the people and ideas that shape the future of the arts, culture, and creativity. 

ONE STATE TOGETHER IN THE ARTS

One State Together in the Arts is the only statewide conference focused on creative professionals representing a broad range of disciplines.

ANNUAL BENEFIT LUNCHEON

Our annual fundraiser is one of the largest gatherings of Chicago’s arts community across artistic disciplines.

ARTS MOVE POLICY (AMP)

AMP is a public event series that focuses on intersections between arts and culture and civic and social issues — how creatives are making a difference across Illinois communities, and how you can get involved. 

Coming up: COME TO YOUR CENSUS | Oct 22 | Casa Michoacán, Chicago

CHICAGO ARTS FORUM

Developed initially through The Chicago Community Trust's On the Table, "Supporting a Creative Life in Chicago" has grown into a series of community conversations about Mayor Lori Lightfoot's arts, culture, and creativity agenda. In February 2019, we also hosted the 2019 Chicago Mayoral Arts Forum.

NATIONAL ARTS ACTION SUMMIT

Each year we lead a delegation of arts advocates to Washington, DC for National Arts Action Summit, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to speak to Congress about the arts and arts education.

• • • Past Events • • •

Brass Tacks: Making Equity Work in Arts and Culture was an action-oriented discussion on racial equity in the arts developed in partnership with Enrich Chicago and the Arts 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.

Our 2017 Statewide Listening Tour brought together arts and culture professionals for a series of eight public convenings discussing the future of our creative state.