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Case Study: Illinois Arts Council

Connecting the State with Art
The Illinois Arts Council Agency  was created as a state agency by the Illinois General Assembly in 1965. The agency is governed by up to twenty-one private citizens chosen for their demonstrated commitment to the arts and appointed by the Governor. Council members serve in a voluntary, non-paid capacity and are charged with developing the state’s public arts policy, fostering quality culturally diverse programs, and approving grants expenditures. 
 
The Illinois Arts Council mission is to build a strong, creative, and connected Illinois through the arts.