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October is Illinois Arts + Humanities Month

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The Illinois Arts Council and the Illinois Humanities Council are proud to present the 5th annual Illinois Arts & Humanities Month. Throughout October, we encourage all Illinoisans to establish, deepen, and expand their relationships with the arts and humanities. Together, we can highlight how the arts and humanities are a visible and vital part of everyone's daily lives in the Land of Lincoln.

 Illinois Arts & Humanities Month marks the expansion of Illinois Arts Week, established in 1978 to focus attention on our state's vast cultural resources and to increase public awareness of the arts. In the years since Arts Week's inception, hundreds of communities and countless individuals throughout Illinois have come to appreciate and celebrate the animating force of the arts and creativity. 

proclaimPeople Are Proclaiming


What does Governor Pat Quinn have to say about Illinois AH! Month? 
Join the growing number of Illinoisans who understand and affirm the role and value of arts and creativity to themselves, their communities, and our state:  
WHEREAS, the arts and humanities enhance every aspect of life in Illinois -- improving our economy, enriching our civic life, driving tourism, and exerting a profound positive influence on the education of our children; and... more.
What's AH! Inspiring to YOU? 
  1. Create an AH! Month Proclamation of your own (and send us a copy!); 
  2. Get social by Tweeting your AH! moments using hash tag #AH!2012
  3. Connect to something larger by using the AH! Month logo;
  4. Share your AH! moments with our friends on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/illinoisartscouncil and https://www.facebook.com/ILhumanities
IAC-OPPSOpportunities AH!bound

Want to Do Something Totally AH!some?

llinois Arts and Humanities Month Calendar of Events 
Hundreds of performances, exhibitions, and other AH! inspiring events are happening all over our great state. Check out the calendar, map and search functions to find something nearby. If you would like your events and programs listed on the calendar, submit this form
 on the Illinois Humanities Council website.  Questions? Call
312.422.5585 x239.
NAHM logoGo Nationwide
National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM)
is a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America. Held every October and coordinated by Americans for the Arts, it is the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation. From arts center open houses to mayoral proclamations to banners and media coverage, communities across the United States join together to recognize the importance of arts and culture in our daily lives.
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Shirley R. Madigan, Chair
Rhoda A. Pierce, Acting Executive Director

Illinois Arts Council
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