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Illinois Arts Council Agency Announces Executive Director

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CHICAGO – Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) Chairman Shirley R. Madigan today announced that the Board has elected Joshua Davis as the Agency’s Executive Director.

Mr. Davis began working with the agency in 2008 and has served in several different capacities, including Deputy Director and Acting Executive Director. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, his master’s degree from Brandeis University, and  has been active in the Chicago theater community and non-profit sector for many years. He currently lives in Chicago.

IACA Announces FY18 Arts & Foreign Language Grant Recipients

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA), in cooperation with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to 16 school districts across the state for arts and foreign language education. A joint project of the IACA and ISBE, the Arts and Foreign Language Education Grant Program (AFL) is designed to assist school districts and other eligible applicants with the development, maintenance, or enhancement of curricular programs in the arts or foreign language.

IACA Announces Recipients of the FY18 Master Apprentice Program

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the fiscal year 2018 Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP.) Twelve master artists are recognized with awards of $3,000 each to instruct their chosen apprentices through intensive one-on-one sessions. MAP acknowledges the need for structured opportunities to pass on traditional, folk, and classical ethnic arts as part of the preservation of Illinois’ cultural heritage. MAP is made possible with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

IACA Announces Availability of FY18 Summer Youth Employment in the Arts

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Illinois Arts Council Agency Announces Availability of Fiscal Year 2018 Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Program Guidelines