For Artists

Bookkeeping Tips for Artists

Artists typically enjoy producing art more than they enjoy producing business records. However, artists who want to make money from their work should adopt good business practices to ensure a long-lasting income stream. Bookkeeping is the backbone of good business practices. Good bookkeeping allows businesses to understand their profit margins, know how much money is in the bank, and confidently file their taxes.

IACA Announces Encarnación Teruel as Deputy Director

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency is pleased to announce Encarnación Teruel as the new Deputy Director of the Agency.

Mr. Teruel is a long time employee of the Arts Council overseeing Partners In Excellence, Media Arts, Local Arts Agencies, Art Service Organizations, Individual Artist and Artist Fellowship Award programs. He also serves as the ADA/504 Access Coordinator for the Agency.

IACA Announces 2019 Literary Awards Program Recipients

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year 2019 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 2019 Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program Award Recipients

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the fiscal year 2019 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.