Illinois Arts Council

Gov. Quinn Signs State Budget into Law

Governor Pat Quinn

Today Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the state’s budget for fiscal year 2014. It includes a 24 percent increase to the Illinois Arts Council Agency—raising the state's investment in the Arts Council to $10.1 million, or 79 cents per person. The state invested 63 cents per person in 2013 and ranked 26th in the nation in per capita spending on the arts.

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.

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.

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:

Tatiana Gant named new Illinois Arts Council Executive Director

State of the Seal of Illinois

Tatiana Gant has been named Executive Director of the Illinois Arts Council, having previously served as the Council’s Director of Arts-in-Education Programs. Tatiana has been with the Arts Council since 2002 and was previously with Pros Arts Studio.

Other agency appointments

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