We’re asking for $500Million for Illinois arts and culture! Other states are going big: New York just passed a one-year budget that gives over $200 million in dedicated funds for the arts, plus $800 million in recovery grants, California legislators are championing a $1 billion package for the arts. Illinois must invest!
The American Rescue Plan dollars coming to our state are meant to help the people and industries hardest hit by COVID. Arts venues were the first to close and are likely last to reopen. Arts education is getting cut when students need it most. We need big action from the state, with priorities for BIPOC and rural communities. Please email/call your legislators to support the Illinois Creative Future Fund!
We were the first to close and will be the last to reopen. Ask your state legislators to dedicate $500 million to the arts! This is the last week of the legislative session, now’s the moment.
Read the full proposal and take action here: https://p2a.co/nYTksd6