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5 Illinois Arts & Culture Organizations Receive $255,500 to Support Covid-19 Recovery

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FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION WILL HELP HISTORICALLY UNDER-RESOURCED ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS WEATHER THE COVID-19 CRISIS

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.