One State Together in the Arts (Illinois) is the only statewide conference focused on creative professionals, representing a broad range of disciplines. The conference brings together more than 300 leaders and practitioners from the creative industries and beyond, featuring keynote presentations, interactive breakout sessions, live performances and exhibitions, and insights from local communities.
Given the changed landscape for our sector and our world, the One State 2020 conference will focus on Relief, Recovery, and Revitalization. Previously scheduled to take place in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, the conference will continue to provide selections from the Bloomington-Normal arts and culture community throughout the week of online sessions.
There will be opportunities for creatives to engage with advocacy efforts, explore the arts as a form of social healing, learn and share resources for creating and teaching remotely, and boldly re-envision our path forward and the role of the arts in the state's recovery.
Registrations will open later this summer, but for now please save the date!
Call for Sessions
We are putting out an open call for sessions this year! Sessions could be break-out group discussions, Q&As, workshops, presentations, or panels. Additional formats are encouraged and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. There is a limited honorarium available for sessions that are accepted.
Please submit your proposal for a conference session HERE.
Materials must be submitted by July 31 at 11:59pm CST.