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IACA Announces Recipients of the Master Apprentice Program

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the fiscal year 2017 Ethnic and Folk Arts Master Apprentice Program (MAP.) Thirteen 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 Joshua Davis as Deputy Director

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency is pleased to announce Joshua Davis as the Deputy Director.

Chairman Shirley R. Madigan said, “We were very pleased to be able to bring back an employee who is highly educated and has great expertise and knowledge in technology, government, arts-in-education, and architecture.”

Mr. Davis has been active in the Chicago theater and non-profit sector for many years. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and his master’s degree from Brandeis University. He lives in Chicago.