Arts Move Policy

Who counts?

The 2020 census will have meaningful implications for all Illinoisans, from the level of federal funding available to social service programs to the number of people representing you in Washington. A complete and accurate census is vital – an undercount of just one percent in Illinois could see the state could lose $1.2B over the next decade.

COME TO YOUR CENSUS brings creatives together for a workshop, panel discussion, and performances to explore the following questions:

• Why is the census important?
• What is the impact of the census on arts and culture?
• How can the arts ensure underserved communities count in 2020?

When: October 22, 6-9pm

Where: Casa Michoacán, 1638 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

AMP: Come to Your Census is presented in partnership with Alliance Member Organization Forefront and the Illinois Count Me In 2020 coalition. The Alliance would also like to thank Host Partner Casa Michoacán and Promotional Partners Chicago Cultural Alliance via Inherit Chicago.

Additional Promotional Partners include Hyde Park Art CenterNational Museum of Gospel Music, Literacy Works, CHANGE IllinoisLatino Policy Forum, TimeLine Theatre, and Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community.

For more information on the 2020 Census in Illinois, visit

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Registration for this event is FREE thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. To make future programming like this possible, learn how to support our work at

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 15. Those interested in a live webcast of the event will receive instructions via email after registering below.

For any questions or special assistance, contact Tony Santiago, santiago@artsalliance.orgCasa Michoacán is wheelchair accessible.

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AMP 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. 

The inaugural 2018-2019 AMP year included Arts + Military in collaboration with the National Veterans Art Museum, Arts + Technology featuring the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology, Arts + Immigration at the National Museum of Mexican Art, and Arts + Civic Engagement featuring Chicago VotesState MattersMarj Halperin, and Tom Cross.

The Arts Move Policy Series is generously funded by The Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation.