Support the Alliance

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 — donations to our annual fund support our efforts to ensure that everyone, everywhere in Illinois, experiences the arts in their lives.

Here are just a few examples of what your donation makes possible:

  • $2,500 sponsors three young artists to participate in National Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. in March 2020 
  • $1,000 funds one student intern’s participation in our Youth Leadership Development Program in Summer 2020 
  • $500 supports an artist of color in facilitating a convening of the Illinois Creative NEXTwork, a networking and professional development offering for leaders of color in the cultural sector 
  • $250 provides an Advocacy 101 training for creatives to bring stories of their impact to local, state, and national civic leaders and policymakers throughout the year
  • $100 supports an artist’s participation in one of our Arts Move Policy series events in 2020 (Arts + Justice, Arts + Health, and Arts + Civic Engagement)

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.