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The Illinois Arts Council Agency logo is a stylized version of a cast bronze sculpture, "Hybrid Muse," (left) created by Illinois' renowned artist Richard Hunt. The work was commissioned in 1985 by the Illinois Arts Council Foundation to honor the 20th anniversaries of the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The "Hybrid Muse" sculpture is given to recipients of the Governor's Awards for the Arts.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Improper Use: Logo use is restricted to current Illinois Arts Council Agency grantees only. Individuals or organizations found to be in violation of the Illinois Arts Council Agency Logo Use Policy will be given 30 days to rectify and/or remove any unauthorized use of the Illinois Arts Council Agency logo or misleading text from any and all advertising. The Illinois Arts Council Agency will notify the individual or program via email or by phone stating what must be done to rectify the situation.
The Illinois Arts Council Agency logo is available for download in a variety of file types:
If you were notified that your grant was funded through federal funds you must, in addition to acknowledging support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, credit the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Please use this language in all promotional material and public notices:
"This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts"
When possible include the NEA logo in addition to the IACA's logo. You may download the NEA logo from the NEA website.
There has been much musing (pun intended) about the provenance and meaning of the Illinois Arts Council Agency logo. If you would like to supply the Illinois Arts Council with your thoughts or suggestions regarding our logo, please follow the link below to submit a comment!