the Illinois Arts Council Agency Newsletter
October is Illinois Arts + Humanities Month

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Illinois Humanities Council are proud to present the 6th 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 celebrate the vital role of the arts and humanities in our individual and shared community life.
 AH! Month, an expansion of Illinois Arts Week begun in 1978, has lead to hundreds of communities and countless individuals across the Land of Lincoln to become more aware of our state's vast cultural resources and to appreciate their animating force, economic impact, and power to unite. 
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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
How can you be more AH!some? 
  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 #ILAH;
  3. Connect to something larger by using the AH! Month logo;
  4. Host a creative conversation using One State videos
  5. Share your AH! moments with our friends on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/illinoisartscouncilagency and https://www.facebook.com/ILhumanities
IAC-OPPSOpportunities AH!bound

AH! across Illinois

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 x233.
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
Tatiana Gant, Executive Director

Illinois Arts Council Agency
James R. Thompson Center
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Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312/814-6750
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