Thursday, April 4, 2013

One State Together in the Arts

One State Together in the Arts
June 24-25, 2013
Quad Cities, IL
Convened every other year by Arts Alliance Illinois and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, One State Together in the Arts is the only statewide, multidisciplinary conference for arts leaders, advocates and practitioners in Illinois.

One State isn’t your ordinary conference. Rather than lots of plenaries and concurrent sessions, One State has a total of ten dynamic, electrifying storytellers who, in a 20-minute talk or performance, share big ideas and big inspiration.

Internationally acclaimed artist and urban planner Theaster Gates will keynote the conference. Through initiatives like the Dorchester Projects, Rebuild Foundation, and Arts and Public Life initiative at the University of Chicago, Theaster is putting theory into practice and transforming the well-being of individuals and communities through the arts. Drawing on an expanded artistic practice that includes space development, object making, performance, and critical engagement with many publics, Theaster’s keynote will illuminate our theme and explore, from the inside out, what happens when arts and community engage.

Scholarships and group discounts are available. For more information and to register, go to

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