Convened every other year by Arts Alliance Illinois and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, One State Together in the Arts is the only statewide, multidisciplinary conference for arts leaders, advocates and practitioners in Illinois.
The 2013 One State is June 24 & 25 in the Quad Cities.
One State isn’t your ordinary conference. Rather than lots of plenaries and concurrent sessions, One State has a total of ten presentations—one keynote and nine 20-minute talks. Our presenters are all dynamic, electrifying, and inspiring storytellers.
In 2013, internationally acclaimed artist and urban planner Theaster Gates will deliver the keynote.
Gates is at the epicenter of where arts and community engage. Through initiatives like the Dorchester Projects, Rebuild Foundation, and Arts and Public Life program at the University of Chicago, Gates is putting theory into practice and transforming the economic, social, physical, mental, spiritual, and civic wellbeing of individuals and communities through the arts. He is also challenging artists to respond to, be shaped by, and connect more fully with their communities.
Drawing on an expanded artistic practice that includes space development, object making, performance, and critical engagement with many publics, Gates's keynote will explore from the inside out what happens when arts and community engage.
Learn more about and register for One State at www.onestateillinois.com.
Questions? Contact Eva Silverman at Arts Alliance Illinois at firstname.lastname@example.org.