One State 2017

Host One State 2017 and spotlight your community

Arts Alliance Illinois, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the One State 2017 Site Selection Committee are pleased to welcome your community’s statement of interest in hosting the 2017 One State Together in the Arts conference. A lightweight ask intended to surface your creativity and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of our event, these statements of […]

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So, what did you think of One State 2015?

One State 2015 from Arts Alliance Illinois on Vimeo. Watch all 2015 talks and performances here.

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Watch all 10 talks from One State 2015

More than 300 “arts warriors” from across Illinois came together in Evanston in September 2015 for One State, a conference filled with insightful and inspiring talks by an extraordinary group of artists, activists, philanthropists, and teachers. Each told a different story, but they all shared a belief in the power of the arts to help people […]

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One State 2015: “The Arts In Evanston”

We’re feeling pretty inspired, rejuvenated, and excited after our 9th biennial conference — how about you? Thank you to the City of Evanston for hosting our 2015 conference and for creating this wonderful documentary about your city’s dedication to arts and culture.

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15 reasons to be at One State 2015

Looking for a reason to come to One State this September 28 and 29 in Evanston? We’ve got one — and fourteen other great reasons, too.  (more…)

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Early registration deadline extended to September 23!

You can now save 25% off your One State Together in the Arts conference fee until Wednesday, September 23, 2015. We’re almost at capacity, so click here to learn more and register today!

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One State 2015 keynote speakers announced

Internationally acclaimed visual artist Kerry James Marshall and award-winning actor/writer/director Cheryl Lynn Bruce will keynote the One State Together in the Arts conference September 28 and 29, 2015 in Evanston, Illinois.  (more…)