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Applications from performance artists and companies sought for state arts program

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[NOV. 13, 2004]  CHICAGO -- The Illinois Arts Council is now accepting applications from artists, companies and ensembles for inclusion in the 2005-2007 Artstour roster of artists. The application deadline is Dec. 1.

Artstour is the Illinois Arts Council's fee support program linking Illinois presenters with the wealth of touring artists in this state. Illinois artists can increase their visibility to Illinois presenters and expand their opportunities to tour throughout the state by applying to be a part of the Artstour program roster.

Illinois artists, companies and ensembles working in the following disciplines are eligible to apply to be a part of the Artstour program roster: dance, mime, multidisciplinary performance, music, performance poetry and literature, storytelling, theater, and traditional ethnic and folk arts.

Individuals applying must be current residents of Illinois and cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking or certificate-granting program of any kind. Companies and groups must be based in Illinois and be composed primarily of Illinois artists. Not-for-profit status is not a requirement for application to this program.

Guidelines and application materials for the 2005-2007 Artstour roster are available online at www.state.il.us/agency/iac. [To download the Adobe Acrobat Reader for the PDF file, click here.]

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For further information about this program or to receive a hard copy of these materials, contact the Artists and Community Services Program staff at the Illinois Arts Council office.

  • E-mail: communityarts@arts.state.il.us
  • Phone:
    • (312) 814-8715
    • 1 (800) 237-6994  toll-free in Illinois
    • (312) 814-4831 TTY for individuals who have hearing or voice impairments
  • Postal address:
    James R. Thompson Center
    100 W. Randolph, Suite 10-500
    Chicago, IL 60601-3298

The Illinois Arts Council is committed to the cultural, educational and economic growth of the diverse people and communities of the state through the support and encouragement of the arts and artists.

[Illinois Arts Council news release]

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