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The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is offering support of up to $1,500 to not-for-profit organization leaders and individuals from Illinois to attend the National Guild 76th Conference for Community Arts Education in Chicago, Illinois. Please see the links at the end of this email for details on submitting an application. They include application guidelines and two Special Project Grant Cover Sheets, one for individuals and one for organization leaders.


Deadline for submitting an application is Monday, September 30, 2013 by 5:00pm.


Founded in 1937, the National Guild for Community Arts Education is the sole national service organization for community arts education providers. The member network of arts education organizations includes community schools of the arts, arts and cultural centers, preparatory programs, and arts education divisions of performing arts companies, museums, parks and recreation departments, and others.


The Guild believes involvement in the arts is essential to individual fulfillment and community life. It envisions a nation where all Americans understand and appreciate the value of the arts in their lives and in the lives of their communities.


The Conference for Community Arts Education will feature dozens of professional development workshops, roundtables, and program showcases designed to help you lead more effectively, increase participation and impact, enhance performance, raise money, sustain key programs, and increase access to arts education for all.


The conference will begin on Thursday, October 31 and continue through Saturday, November 2.  Pre-conference sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2013.


Conference registration and more information are available online at http://communityartsed.nationalguild.org/Registration.aspx


If you have any questions regarding the application, contact Jerome Grant, Program Consultant, at (312) 814-6762 or  Jerome.grand@illinois.gov.




National Guild Conference for Community Arts Education Application Guidelines


Special Projects Grant Cover Sheet - Organizations


Special Project Grant Cover Sheet - Individuals


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