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IACA Announces the Passing of Former Executive Director Terry Scrogum

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Terry A. Scrogum, former Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) Executive Director and Board Member, passed away this week.

Terry departed the Illinois Arts Council Agency in March 2012, after 7 years as Executive Director and 13 years of service on the Board.  He was an instrumental part of the IACA team and the arts community in Illinois.

IACA Announces FY20 Ethnic & Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program Awardees

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the fiscal year 2020 Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP). Twelve 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.

2020 Fellowship Award Recipients

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Fellowship in Crafts: Melissa Leandro, Chicago

IACA Announces FY20 Literary Awards Program Recipients

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year 2020 Literary Awards Program recipients. The Literary Awards Program recognizes Illinois writers and promotes greater awareness of non-commercial publishing in the state. Eligible not-for-profit literary magazines nominate Illinois writers recently featured in their publications.

Twenty thousand dollars in $1,000 companion awards was distributed among ten Illinois writers and the magazines which published their work.

IACA Announces 2020 Artist Fellowship Award Recipients

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June 9, 2020