More than 300 artists, arts managers, and arts supporters will come together in Evanston this fall on Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29 for the biennial One State Together in the Arts conference at the Hilton Orrington, located at 1710 Orrington Ave. Co-convened by Arts Alliance Illinois and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, One State is the only statewide, multidisciplinary conference for arts leaders and practitioners in Illinois.

Since 1999, One State has served as a forum for creative professionals and arts-passionate people from across the state to come together to network with peers, discover resources, and gain new insights. The 2015 conference theme is FLOURISH! At One State 2015, attendees will explore how artists, community builders, and social entrepreneurs are engaging in creative activity to promote positive change on personal, community, and global levels in order to flourish.

The line-up of presenters will speak about the value of creative expression, how the arts help communities large and small to thrive, and the ways the arts connect Illinois to our global community, among several other current topics.

Several speakers have been scheduled, including artists and environmental activists Joan and Bob Ericksen (Washburn), artist Maria Gaspar (Chicago), performer Duriel Harris (Normal), producer/director Anne Lukeman (Champaign-Urbana), director Coya Paz (Chicago), The Joyce Foundation Program Director Angelique Williams (Chicago), conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz (Evanston), artistic director Michael Rohd (Evanston), and actor/director Michael Patrick Thornton (Chicago). More speakers, including the 2015 Conference Keynote, will be announced later this month.

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said, “The City of Evanston is proud to host this biennial event and to showcase Evanston’s strong commitment to the arts. Conference attendees will be treated to the diverse cross-section of organizations and individuals that create the rich texture of this dedicated cultural community.”

“We are happy to work with our statewide partner, Arts Alliance Illinois, to co-produce a unique event that brings Illinois together around the arts,” said Tatiana Gant, Executive Director of the Illinois Arts Council Agency. “Through this convening we have the opportunity to grow and strengthen alliances, share information and inspiration, and to bolster our arts leaders to build healthy and vibrant communities, large and small, across Illinois.”

“We are thrilled to bring the One State Together in the Arts Conference to Evanston this fall,” said Ra Joy, Executive Director, Arts Alliance Illinois. “Along with our co-presenter, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, we will assemble hundreds of arts leaders and practitioners at the Hotel Orrington to hear from a truly dynamic line-up of innovative thinkers in the arts. We will also showcase the extraordinary arts and cultural assets of Evanston’s many communities throughout the conference. We are grateful to the City of Evanston, Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau, and our many sponsors and partners for embracing and supporting the conference.”

 

In addition to attending sessions at the headquarter hotel, the Hilton Orrington, participants will be touring Evanston’s rich cultural offerings. Those involved in the arts who would like to attend this two-day meeting can obtain additional information and register at onestateillinois.com.

 

Support for the 2015 One State Together in the Arts Conference is provided by the City of Evanston, Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau, National Endowment for the Arts, The Joyce Foundation, Northwestern University, and 3Arts.

 

About Arts Alliance Illinois

 

Incorporated in 1982, Arts Alliance Illinois is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts advocacy and service organization promoting the value of the arts to all residents of Illinois. With 25,000 advocates and hundreds of member organizations, the Alliance is the largest statewide arts advocacy network in the country. For more information, please visit artsalliance.org.

 

About Illinois Arts Council Agency

 

Created as a state agency by the Illinois General Assembly in 1965, the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) improves economic vitality and quality of life in Illinois by investing in the nonprofit arts sector, advancing arts education, promoting an encouraging atmosphere for creative artists to live and work, and providing catalytic support to build strong arts communities. For more information, visit arts.illinois.gov.

 More than 300 artists, arts managers, and arts supporters will come together in Evanston this fall on Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29 for the biennial One State Together in the Arts conference at the Hilton Orrington, located at 1710 Orrington Ave. Co-convened by Arts Alliance Illinois and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, One State is the only statewide, multidisciplinary conference for arts leaders and practitioners in Illinois.

Since 1999, One State has served as a forum for creative professionals and arts-passionate people from across the state to come together to network with peers, discover resources, and gain new insights. The 2015 conference theme is FLOURISH! At One State 2015, attendees will explore how artists, community builders, and social entrepreneurs are engaging in creative activity to promote positive change on personal, community, and global levels in order to flourish.

The line-up of presenters will speak about the value of creative expression, how the arts help communities large and small to thrive, and the ways the arts connect Illinois to our global community, among several other current topics.

Several speakers have been scheduled, including artists and environmental activists Joan and Bob Ericksen (Washburn), artist Maria Gaspar (Chicago), performer Duriel Harris (Normal), producer/director Anne Lukeman (Champaign-Urbana), director Coya Paz (Chicago), The Joyce Foundation Program Director Angelique Williams (Chicago), conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz (Evanston), artistic director Michael Rohd (Evanston), and actor/director Michael Patrick Thornton (Chicago). More speakers, including the 2015 Conference Keynote, will be announced later this month.

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said, “The City of Evanston is proud to host this biennial event and to showcase Evanston’s strong commitment to the arts. Conference attendees will be treated to the diverse cross-section of organizations and individuals that create the rich texture of this dedicated cultural community.”

“We are happy to work with our statewide partner, Arts Alliance Illinois, to co-produce a unique event that brings Illinois together around the arts,” said Tatiana Gant, Executive Director of the Illinois Arts Council Agency. “Through this convening we have the opportunity to grow and strengthen alliances, share information and inspiration, and to bolster our arts leaders to build healthy and vibrant communities, large and small, across Illinois.”

“We are thrilled to bring the One State Together in the Arts Conference to Evanston this fall,” said Ra Joy, Executive Director, Arts Alliance Illinois. “Along with our co-presenter, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, we will assemble hundreds of arts leaders and practitioners at the Hotel Orrington to hear from a truly dynamic line-up of innovative thinkers in the arts. We will also showcase the extraordinary arts and cultural assets of Evanston’s many communities throughout the conference. We are grateful to the City of Evanston, Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau, and our many sponsors and partners for embracing and supporting the conference.”

 

In addition to attending sessions at the headquarter hotel, the Hilton Orrington, participants will be touring Evanston’s rich cultural offerings. Those involved in the arts who would like to attend this two-day meeting can obtain additional information and register at onestateillinois.com.

 

Support for the 2015 One State Together in the Arts Conference is provided by the City of Evanston, Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau, National Endowment for the Arts, The Joyce Foundation, Northwestern University, and 3Arts.

 

About Arts Alliance Illinois

 

Incorporated in 1982, Arts Alliance Illinois is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts advocacy and service organization promoting the value of the arts to all residents of Illinois. With 25,000 advocates and hundreds of member organizations, the Alliance is the largest statewide arts advocacy network in the country. For more information, please visit artsalliance.org.

 

About Illinois Arts Council Agency

 

Created as a state agency by the Illinois General Assembly in 1965, the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) improves economic vitality and quality of life in Illinois by investing in the nonprofit arts sector, advancing arts education, promoting an encouraging atmosphere for creative artists to live and work, and providing catalytic support to build strong arts communities. For more information, visit arts.illinois.gov.

 More than 300 artists, arts managers, and arts supporters will come together in Evanston this fall on Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29 for the biennial One State Together in the Arts conference at the Hilton Orrington, located at 1710 Orrington Ave. Co-convened by Arts Alliance Illinois and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, One State is the only statewide, multidisciplinary conference for arts leaders and practitioners in Illinois.

Since 1999, One State has served as a forum for creative professionals and arts-passionate people from across the state to come together to network with peers, discover resources, and gain new insights. The 2015 conference theme is FLOURISH! At One State 2015, attendees will explore how artists, community builders, and social entrepreneurs are engaging in creative activity to promote positive change on personal, community, and global levels in order to flourish.

The line-up of presenters will speak about the value of creative expression, how the arts help communities large and small to thrive, and the ways the arts connect Illinois to our global community, among several other current topics.

Several speakers have been scheduled, including artists and environmental activists Joan and Bob Ericksen (Washburn), artist Maria Gaspar (Chicago), performer Duriel Harris (Normal), producer/director Anne Lukeman (Champaign-Urbana), director Coya Paz (Chicago), The Joyce Foundation Program Director Angelique Williams (Chicago), conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz (Evanston), artistic director Michael Rohd (Evanston), and actor/director Michael Patrick Thornton (Chicago). More speakers, including the 2015 Conference Keynote, will be announced later this month.

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said, “The City of Evanston is proud to host this biennial event and to showcase Evanston’s strong commitment to the arts. Conference attendees will be treated to the diverse cross-section of organizations and individuals that create the rich texture of this dedicated cultural community.”

“We are happy to work with our statewide partner, Arts Alliance Illinois, to co-produce a unique event that brings Illinois together around the arts,” said Tatiana Gant, Executive Director of the Illinois Arts Council Agency. “Through this convening we have the opportunity to grow and strengthen alliances, share information and inspiration, and to bolster our arts leaders to build healthy and vibrant communities, large and small, across Illinois.”

“We are thrilled to bring the One State Together in the Arts Conference to Evanston this fall,” said Ra Joy, Executive Director, Arts Alliance Illinois. “Along with our co-presenter, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, we will assemble hundreds of arts leaders and practitioners at the Hotel Orrington to hear from a truly dynamic line-up of innovative thinkers in the arts. We will also showcase the extraordinary arts and cultural assets of Evanston’s many communities throughout the conference. We are grateful to the City of Evanston, Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau, and our many sponsors and partners for embracing and supporting the conference.”

 

In addition to attending sessions at the headquarter hotel, the Hilton Orrington, participants will be touring Evanston’s rich cultural offerings. Those involved in the arts who would like to attend this two-day meeting can obtain additional information and register at onestateillinois.com.

 

Support for the 2015 One State Together in the Arts Conference is provided by the City of Evanston, Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau, National Endowment for the Arts, The Joyce Foundation, Northwestern University, and 3Arts.

 

About Arts Alliance Illinois

 

Incorporated in 1982, Arts Alliance Illinois is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts advocacy and service organization promoting the value of the arts to all residents of Illinois. With 25,000 advocates and hundreds of member organizations, the Alliance is the largest statewide arts advocacy network in the country. For more information, please visit artsalliance.org.

 

About Illinois Arts Council Agency

 

Created as a state agency by the Illinois General Assembly in 1965, the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) improves economic vitality and quality of life in Illinois by investing in the nonprofit arts sector, advancing arts education, promoting an encouraging atmosphere for creative artists to live and work, and providing catalytic support to build strong arts communities. For more information, visit arts.illinois.gov.