Knowledge Center

Browse the Knowledge Center: For Artists

Categories: For Artists, For Organizations          Topic: Funding Resources

The Illinois Film Office (IFO), a division of DCEO, promotes and markets the state as an ideal shooting location for films, television shows and commercials. The IFO also promotes and encourages the training and hiring of Illinois residents who represent the diversity of the state’s population.

Categories: For Artists, For Educators, For Organizations          Topic: Education Resources

A useful starting point for anyone trying to determine where holdings related to Illinois folk and popular music reside. Individuals interested in the folk revival in Chicago, fiddle music in eastern Illinois, folk ballads in the Illinois Ozarks, blues, Swedish Lutheran hymnals, early jazz, Chicago gospel, country music in Chicago, marching band music, Polish folk and popular music, jazz musicians from the East St. Louis region, and the history of recording in Chicago will all find something of interest here. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Illinois Humanities Council.

Illinois Folk and Popular Music: A Guide to Archival Collections

Categories: For Artists, For Educators, For Organizations          Topic: Funding Resources

Promoting greater public understanding of and appreciation for the humanities.

Categories: For Artists, For Educators, For Organizations          Topic: Funding Resources

Kickstarter is a funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers, and more.

Search for your Districts or Officials on the Illinois State Board of Elections Website

Resources include listings of arts programs, schools and centers; arts and disability related organizations, associations and foundations; museums; libraries; city, state and federal departments; assistive technology centers; individual artists with disabilities; performance groups; and online information resources.

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Office for AccessAbility is the advocacy-technical assistance arm of the Arts Endowment to make the arts accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, and people living in institutions.

Category: For Artists          Topic: Funding Resources

Pledge Music provides fans and artists the opportunity to work together to make new records and raise money for charity. By combining new social networking technology, old school music biz know how and an irresistible menu of exclusive incentives, fans can visit the site to hear great new music, enjoy and share unique experiences with the artists they love and actively participate in the release process.

Judith H. Dobrzynski on Culture: "This blog is about culture in America as seen through my lens, which is informed and colored by years of reporting not only on the arts and humanities, but also on business, philanthropy, science, government and other subjects... "

SLVAA offers legal and accounting assistance to artists and arts organizations with arts-related legal and accounting problems.