Save the dates — if you haven’t already — for the tenth One State Together in the Arts conference, coming to Galesburg October 22 and 23, with a preconference for members of the Local Arts Network on October 21.
Inspired by this vibrant community’s historical importance as a railway hub and crossroads of northwest Illinois, One State 2018 themes include:
• Collaborations beyond the creative sector in agriculture, human services, immigration, journalism, and the justice system
• Building platforms and resources for people of color and the organizations they lead, as well as for historically underrepresented forms of expression
• The importance of arts education in workforce development and 21st century skill-building
We’re excited to have with us more than 30 presenters for exhibitions, roundtable discussions, case studies, interactives, workshops, and much more, including:
2112 • Appalshop • Art Farm Decatur • Arts Midwest • Brian Babylon • Badass HERstory • Blick Art Materials • Center for Performance and Civic Practice • DEMO Project • Enrich Chicago • Free Street Theater • Freeport Art Museum • Galesburg Civic Art Center • The Gaylord Building | unLOCK: Merging Art & Industry • Hyde Park Art Center • Britt Julious • Kayem • Knox College • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign • Lux Blox • MakerGirl • Yvette Mayorga • National Veterans Art Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago • Nightingale Cinema • OTV | Open Television • Partners for Sacred Places • Coya Paz • Peace Works • School of the Art Institute of Chicago • State Matters • Waukegan ArtWise • Wormfarm Institute • Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
Preconference sessions — included with your registration — on Monday, October 22 begin at 9:15am, followed by full conference programming from 11am–5:30pm. Conference sessions on Tuesday, October 23 begin at 9:15am and conclude at 4pm. Following Monday’s daytime sessions, enjoy a networking reception at the Discovery Depot Children’s Museum plus evening performances and creative activations of downtown Galesburg’s Seminary Street District.
As a reminder, current members of Arts Alliance Illinois receive 25% discounts on one- or two-day conference registrations, and any organization registering three individuals for One State receives a fourth conference registration of equal or lesser value for free! Visit artsalliance.org/join to become a member today.
Keep an eye on your inbox! One State registration opens soon.