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ArtsTour & Live Music
The Illinois Arts Council Agency has announced the expansion of their former Artstour program, now titled Artstour & Live Music. This is due, in part, to our lobbying efforts with the Illinois State Legislature. This is a great opportunity for our members to partner with not-for-profit agencies to present live music performances across the State of Illinois. Open to all musicians residing in the State of Illinois, Artstour & Live Music will fund 50% of the cost for performances in not-for-profit venues across the state. In some instances, the grant could be increased.
Here is what you need to do:
  • Secure a performance date with a presenter. A list of possible venues can be found on our website at
  • Have the presenter apply for a grant at
  • Have the presenter submit an application by June 1, 2014 with at least 10 weeks before the performance date
  • Schedule the performance anytime between January 15th and December 31st, 2014.

Click here to download the Illinois Historic Theaters list.
Click here to download the Illinois Performing Arts list.
Click here to download the Illinois Music Festivals list. 
Click here to download the Illinois Park Districts list.
Click here to download the Illinois Music Schools list.
Click here to download the Illinois Public Libraries list.
You can watch the ArtsTour/Live Music Seminar presented by the CFM by CLICKING HERE.

For further information about the Artstour & Live Music program, you can contact Walter Buford at the Illinois Arts Council Agency ( or 312-814-4992), Vice-President Jares ( or 312-782-0063) or Rich Daniels ( or 312-644-0600)

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