Support the Alliance

If you trying to donate to the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund, click here.

The generosity of our Members, Institutional Partners, and individual donors helps us fight for arts resources and policies that benefit our state.

Make a Donation

Click here to make a gift online (links to secure payment site) — donations to our annual fund support our efforts to ensure that everyone, everywhere in Illinois, experiences the arts in their lives.

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the Alliance has adapted its work to develop urgent resources for the creative sector and ensure the arts, culture, and creativity are part of the solution to addressing the crisis and become a critical part of bringing communities back together in the long term.

Your donation makes the following possible:

  • Arts for Illinois Relief Fund administration by Alliance staff
  • Advocacy to policymakers and funders on behalf of the sector through this crisis
  • Resources to support the creative sector in navigating this crisis
  • Digital briefings on policies and resources for the creative community
  • Research into the impact of COVID-related closures on the sector

Become a member

Click here to join the Alliance — and become part of a growing movement of organizations dedicated to fighting for the arts in Illinois.

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, on select print materials, and social media
  • And more!
Arts Alliance Illinois is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.