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General Assembly Passes 24 Percent Increase in Arts Council Funding

Breaking news on FY2014 state budget

The Illinois General Assembly just passed a budget that increases funding for the Illinois Arts Council Agency in fiscal year 2014 by 24 percent.

$1.8 Million in NEA Grants Heading to Illinois

National Endowment for the Arts

Joan Shigekawa, Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, has announced that 37 new grant awards, totaling $1.82 million, will be delivered to arts organizations across Illinois.

How the arts fare in Gov. Quinn's FY14 budget proposal

Gov. Quinn has proposed a 1.7 percent cut to the Illinois Arts Council Agency in his fiscal year 2014 budget

Earlier this week, Governor Pat Quinn proposed a budget for fiscal year 2014. It includes a 1.7 percent cut to the Illinois Arts Council—which would drop the state's investment in the agency by $140,300 to $8 million, or 62 cents per person.

What sequestration means for the arts

The National Endowment for the Arts takes a $7.3 million hit as a result of sequestration

The government has started to phase in $85 billion in cuts to federal spending. These far-reaching and across-the-board cuts, referred to as sequestration, translate into a $7.3 million cut to the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ra Joy speaks at the University of Chicago Cultural Policy Center

University of Chicago Cultural Policy Center

Ra Joy, Executive Director of Arts Alliance Illinois, led a discussion at the University of Chicago Cultural Policy Center on policy opportunities and challenges facing the arts sector in Illinois.

Key take-aways from Ra's remarks:

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