Cheryl and Kerry

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, […]

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20 Scholarships Available to Arts Leaders of Color

With support from The Joyce Foundation, there are a limited number of conference scholarships available to subsidize registration, transportation and lodging. Priority will be given to arts administrators from culturally specific organizations and arts leaders of color in Illinois. Awards will reflect the diversity of the arts in the state. Click here to learn more and […]

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2015 Conference Theme: FLOURISH!

Creative expression is an innate and powerful condition of human nature that vigorously nurtures the human spirit. Springing from both the commonplace and the extraordinary, the arts celebrate and reveal our essential humanity, break down imposing barriers, and improve the livability of our neighborhoods, our towns, our state, and our world. We all flourish when […]