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By documenting Dun & Bradstreet business and employment data for both the nonprofit and for-profit arts sectors, you can paint a picture of a powerful engine in your community's information economy. What makes this data especially potent is that it can be localized to any city, county, state, region, or political jurisdiction in the country, and it can be updated annually so that you can track trend data. From Americans for the Arts.

Information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws.

A nonprofit membership association that promotes philanthropy and a strong nonprofit sector in Illinois.

The Americans for the Arts Emerging Leader Program works to identify and cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America. It is an ideal way for new leaders to share their interests with others as they continue to develop their skills and their commitment to the arts. The Emerging Leader Program targets professionals who are either new to the field, with up to five years of experience, or are 35 years of age or younger.

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.

Information & Resources for arists, art fair organizers, planners, and adventure.

The Illinois Artisans Program focuses national attention on the rich heritage of the fine crafting that exists in Illinois.

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