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Registration and Scholarships are now open for the 2018 One State Together in the Arts conference on October 22 and 23.     Click here to get started .
We're excited to have with us more than 30 presenters for exhibitions, roundtable discussions, case studies, interactives, workshops, and much more
Highlights on Monday, October 22 include: 
  • Our comedy keynote at the historic Orpheum Theatre featuring Brian Babylon of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! and Janelle James 
  • Institutional commitment to equity with Enrich Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  
  • Creative civic engagement with Badass HERstory and State Matters 
  • Representation in mainstream media with OTV | Open Television and Britt Julious Expanding cultural access with the DEMO Project, The Overlook, Partners for Sacred Places, and Peace Works 
  • New and nontraditional collaborations with the Center for Performance and Civic Practice 
  • Opportunities for creative placemaking in small towns and rural areas with Appalshop, Wormfarm Institute, and NEA Our Town grantees in Freeport and Lockport and more
Highlights on Tuesday, October 23 include:  
  • Addressing race, identity, and immigration through art making with Kayem, Yvette Mayorga, and Xiaorong Jajah Wu 
  • Workforce development through creative practices with 2112, Knox College, Lux Blox, and MakerGirl 
  • Storytelling and media engagement in Illinois communities with Free Street Theater, ProPublica, and Sight Specific
  • Creative arts therapies for service members with the National Veterans Art Museum and 
    Waukegan ArtWise
  • Case studies and best practices in access for patrons with disabilities with the Great Lakes ADA Center 
  • Innovative approaches to arts education with Illinois teaching artists 
  • Creative entrepreneurship and the makers movement with Art Farm Decatur and the Galesburg Civic Art Center and more 

Preconference sessions on Monday - included with your registration - begin at 9:15am, followed by full conference programming from 11am-5:30pm.
Conference sessions on Tuesday 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 - and be sure to sign up for behind-the-scenes tours at Blick Art Materials, available on both dates.
Early Registration rates are available only through Friday, October 12.
 The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is offering scholarship support of up to $750 to attend the conference. Applications will be accepted from eligible Illinois not-for-profit arts organizations, units of government, and institutions of higher education with staff that are arts advocates, administrators, educators, funders, and practitioners representing the broad range of creative activity and disciplines found across Illinois.
Deadline for submitting a scholarship
application is Monday, September 24, 2018, 5:00 PM.
To learn more about the scholarship opportunity and receive an application, contact Teresa Davis, Administrative Assistant, at: Teresa.N.Davis@illinois.gov
Follow and join the preconference conversation on social media using the hashtags #OneStateIL and #XCHANGEGBB. Click here to register now.
We hope to see you this fall in Galesburg!

Co-presented by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Arts Alliance Illinois
Illinois Arts Council Agency
James R. Thompson Center
Chicago, Illinois 60601