Become a Member of the Alliance

Members are the backbone of Arts Alliance Illinois: the largest connected state-level arts advocacy network fighting for arts resources and policies that benefit its members and all Illinois residents. 

Joining The Alliance is easy with affordable memberships available across the sector:

  • Individuals: arts administrators, independent artists, students, and other professionals in the creative sector.
  • Organizations: local arts agencies, service organizations, visual and performing arts organizations, and other 501(c)(3) and tax-exempt entities, including their staff and board members. 
  • Enterprise Partners: corporations, LLCs and other creative industry companies 

Click here to read about our recent success in securing $50 million dollars for arts and culture in the Illinois capital bill. 

Alliance Members can take advantage of a full range of programs and services, including:

  • Representation from a dedicated lobbyist with deep relationships in Springfield, Chicago, and across Illinois
  • Seats at the table in policy-shaping meetings with civic leaders throughout the state (mayoral transition team, deputy governor, legislative leadership, etc.) 
  • Advocacy on your behalf for funds and legislation that directly supports you and your stakeholders 
  • Trainings and individual coaching for your staff and board (Advocacy 101 and the Power of Storytelling)
  • Access to communications and briefings keeping you informed of the latest developments, action items, and opportunities within the creative sector
  • Deep discounts on professional development opportunities, including the statewide conference One State Together in the Arts, the Arts Move Policy Series, and other convenings
  • Recognition online at artsalliance.org, on select print materials, and social media
  • And more!

For more information or to complete your membership application offline, please contact Tony Santiago, Program and Membership Manager, via email at santiago@artsalliance.org or by phone at 312-855-3105 ext. 15.

Individual Members • Apply Now

Member Level Annual Dues
Booster $25
Defender $50
Leader $100

Member Organizations • Apply Now

Your organization's
annual budget is under

Annual Dues
$25,000 $50
$250,000 $100
$500,000 $150
$1 million $250
$2.5 million $500
$7 million $1,000
$12 million $1,500
$18 million $2,000
$25 million $3,000
$35 million $4,500
$50 million $6,000
$50M+ $7,500

Enterprise Partners • Apply Now

Number of Employees Annual Dues
Up to nine $250
10–24 $500
25–49 $1,000
50–99 $3,500
100–499 $7,000
500+ $10,000

Creative Campus

Alliance Member Organizations and Enterprise Partners affiliated with Illinois colleges and universities are eligible for additional recognition as Creative Campus members, plus select benefits which may be extended to faculty, students, and / or alumni of those institutions of higher education.