By Ben Thiem, Director of Member Services
While involved in the day-to-day business of running your company it can be easy to forget that there are a lot of service organizations and technical resources available to help you. Particularly in troubling economic times, it’s good to remember that you have advocates at your side listening to and addressing your needs. Nationally, we have organizations like Americans for the Arts, which recently released an Arts Funding and Response Readiness Kit, and Theatre Communications Group, providing professional development and advocating to strengthen federal support for performing arts organizations with our new President-elect. In Illinois we have the Arts Alliance, providing state-wide arts advocacy, and the Arts and Business Council of Chicago, creating forums like the one on January 27th in response to the economy. There are many other resources and resource providers available, and as always the League stands ready to assist in any way we can.