About the Knowledge Center

The Illinois Arts Council’s Knowledge Center was developed as a resource for the arts and cultural community in Illinois. Here you will find accessible research materials, free field publications, and a variety of local, statewide, regional, and national online resources through which we envision:

  • A growing number of Illinoisans will understand and affirm the role and value of the arts and creativity to themselves, their communities, and our state.
  • The arts and cultural community statewide will be stronger and better connected – to each other and to the broader community – and will use these new connections to advance a more vital and robust creative landscape for the entire state.

Search the Knowledge

In Its Entirety

By Topic

The resources in the Knowledge Center are divided into three topic areas:

By Perspective

The resources can also be viewed from the perspective of:

Help Build the Knowledge

We intend to continue building this collection, and welcome your feedback on the usefulness of the current content or suggestions for future improvement. To share your thoughts or suggestions regarding the Knowledge Center, please sign in below and submit a comment.