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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 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 believe in the power of the arts to help people and places […]

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“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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One State has gone mobile!

We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at One State. You’ll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule, plus browse speakers, featured performers, other attendees, and more. The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access […]

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15 Reasons why you should be at One State

Looking for a reason to come to One State this September 28 & 29 in Evanston? Here are 15: Get ready for an a-ha moment. We promise there will be plenty in the keynote by Kerry James Marshall and Cheryl Lynn Bruce. Learn about Thingification, and how creative expression can help to combat it, from poet, […]

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Earlybird deadline extended to 9/23!

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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Keynote 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 this September 28 & 29 in Evanston. An arts power couple, they are collaborators who are also known individually for their work investigating urgent issues of equity, opportunity, and justice. Kerry uses painting, […]