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 interest are the first phase of a two-phase application process. Those who submit compelling and competitive statements of interest by 5pm CST on Monday, February 20, 2017 will receive further instructions and be invited to deliver full proposals due by 5pm CST on Friday, March 10, 2017.
The ideal One State host community offers a suitable, accessible host venue and accommodations for up to 350 attendees in a single location or in close proximity; a vibrant local arts scene; and strong local leadership willing and able to support the One State conference. Considering holidays and other conflicts, the One State 2017 timeframe is most likely one of the following periods:
Sunday, September 3 through Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Sunday, October 15 through Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Sunday, October 22 through Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Sunday, November 5 through Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Alternate dates proposed will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Submit your statement of interest as a document containing no more than 250 words, addressing the following question:
How will your local community represent itself as a center of gravity for Illinois arts and culture, while simultaneously hosting a forum for arts leaders and creative professionals from across the state?
Links to relevant websites and supporting info are appreciated but not required.
Statements should be sent, using “One State 2017 SOI” as the subject line, to email@example.com no later than 5pm CST on Monday, February 20, 2017.
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