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The Arts and Humanities Accessibility Checklist

Fractured U. was created to address the emerging needs of artists and arts managers in the DIY environment. Their online courses in entrepreneurship and small business provide

  • critical skills for navigating the business of art;
  • access to some of the top experts in the field;
  • opportunities for sharing knowledge and forging collaborations with peers.

Note: You will need to create an account with Fractured Atlas to participate in these courses, but there is a free "community member" option. is an online community space and virtual resource center created to help nonprofit leaders, staff, and board members from east central Illinois connect with new and old colleagues, share information, and learn from each other.

Categories: For Artists, For Organizations          Topic: Funding Resources

The mission of Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is to provide leadership and service to advance the use of philanthropic resources on behalf of arts and culture.

Category: For Organizations          Topic: Funding Resources

The Foundation Center, a New York nonprofit organization that aids grant seekers nationwide, has started GrantSpace, a new site filled with educational content, videos, and podcasts. The new online resource is designed to make it easier for nonprofit workers to get information on financing their operations, getting grants, and operating effectively.

Non-Profit Organizations that wish to apply for an tax Exempt (E) number can find information and resources here.

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.

Category: For Organizations          Topic: Funding Resources

"We help finance initiatives throughout Illinois that stimulate the economy, create jobs and make a better Illinois for all."

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.