Arts Directories

Explore listings of art fairs and your contemporaries statewide.

Knowledge Center

Helpful web-based resources for Artists, from A to Z.


Information for Artists about funding, awards, and initiatives.

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency acknowledges continuous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.





Map showing the locations of grant recipients in the state of Illinois.

Arts Impact

  • 98/92 % of Illinois Senate/House districts receiving direct IACA support (FY2018).  Follow this link for a list of all IACA grantees by Legislative District.

  • $14 billion in compensation for Illinois workers was generated by arts and culture jobs in 2015  Follow this link for details. 

  • 133,087 Illinois artists directly benefiting from IACA support (FY2018).