EIN 36-3177592

Arts Alliance Illinois

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Advocacy organization fighting for arts policies, building community through statewide service and civic engagement in Chicago, Illinois.
Also known as...
Illinois Arts Alliance
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Program areas at Arts Alliance Illinois

Civic engagement: the Alliance keeps its stakeholders up to date on news and policy that affect the creative sector through public forums, action alerts, advocacy trainings, workshops, voter education, meetings with elected officials, webinars, and other engagement events. By empowering our stakeholders to be active participants in the policy-making process, we equip the sector with the tools to grow our impact across Illinois.
Fiscal sponsorship: assisting startup initiatives looking to strengthen the creative sector of Illinois as they establish their own tax exemption.
Arts for Illinois relief fund: Arts for Illinois is a collaboration between the state of Illinois, the city of chicago, and the broader philanthropic community, co-chaired by Illinois first lady mk pritzker and chicago first lady amy eshleman.the new online platform features talented artists performers, singers, poets, painters, writers, and many more from across Illinois who have made their works available for the public's enjoyment while at home during these challenging times. This platform is a place to connect, express, and inspire. A place for comfort, laughter, and healing among all residents. This statewide initiative comes at a time of unprecedented strain on the Arts and cultural community as a result of covid-19. Arts for Illinois also launched the Arts for Illinois relief fund, which will provide immediate relief directly to individual artists and artisans, including stage and production crew members and part-time cultural workers, as well as Arts organizations, through grants to help those unable to work during this temporary shut-down. The creative energies, talents, and passions of Illinois' Arts community remain strong. Arts for Illinois puts art back into our communities at a time when connection is critical.
Arts education & cultural equity
One state conference, a place to share resources, build and strengthen our network of mutual aid within the Arts and culture sector in Illinois, and support emerging artists and Arts leaders.

Grants made by Arts Alliance Illinois

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Springfield Area Arts CouncilSpringfield Os$50,000
Albany Park Theater Project2022 Creative Youth Development Award$10,000

Who funds Arts Alliance Illinois

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Coleman Foundation IncorporatedProgram Support - Entrepreneurship$93,000
The Chicago Community TrustGeneral Operating Support. To Support Phase 2 of the Illinois Creative Workforce Activation Design, General Operating Support in Lieu of 40th Anniversary Celebration Sponsorship. Contribution To 40th Anniversary Celebration (No Tickets Or Benefits Received).$78,500
The Joyce FoundationCulture$50,000
...and 20 more grants received totalling $465,207

Personnel at Arts Alliance Illinois

Claire RiceExecutive Director$0
Erick Deshaun DorrisDirector of Community Organizing
Nora GregorDirector of Communications
Dimi VenkovDirector of Development
Kacie SmithDirector of Programs and Special Projects
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for Arts Alliance Illinois

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,362,398
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-61,099
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$4,941
Total revenues$1,306,240

Form 990s for Arts Alliance Illinois

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-092023-08-15990View PDF
2021-062022-04-13990View PDF
2020-062021-05-18990View PDF
2019-062020-08-19990View PDF
2018-062019-04-16990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
December 29, 2023
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $35,000 from Prince Foundation
December 20, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 12 new personnel
October 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
September 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $78,500 from The Chicago Community Trust
August 9, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesVoting rights
Political advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donationsFiscal sponsor
General information
200 W Madison St 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 855-3105
IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A26: Arts Council/Agency
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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