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Arts Tour & 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 below.
  • Have the presenter apply for a grant at www.arts.illinois.gov/grants-p...
  • Have the presenter submit an application by June 1, 2018 with at least 10 weeks before the performance date
  • Schedule the performance anytime between January 15th and December 31st, 2018.

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 (walter.buford@illinois.gov or 312-814-4992), Vice-President Murphy (lmurphy@cfm10208.org or 312-782-0063) or Rich Daniels (rdaniels@citylightsorchestra.com or 312-644-0600)