The Local Arts Network (LAN) is a partnership program between the Illinois Arts Council and Arts Alliance Illinois to build capacity and excellence amongst Local Arts Agencies so they can better serve their communities and to provide opportunities for validation and support.
A Local Arts Agency (LAA) is a community-based organization or an agency of city or county government that supports the growth and development of all of the arts in the identified area of service. Find one near you!
This toolkit is developed by and for leaders working within local arts agencies. The resources are relevant for local arts agencies who are early in development, well-established, and everywhere in between. The toolkit is also a collaborative, living project. Arts Alliance Illinois and the Illinois Arts Council, as well as Local Arts Agencies engaged in the Local Arts Network, will keep the toolkit current and up-to-date.
The resources in the Local Arts Network Toolkit are also divided into several topic areas: