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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2009

Illinois Arts Council Calls for Teaching and Performing Artists
Artists Rosters Provide Increased Visibility, Opportunity, and Networking Roster Artist Application Deadline May 15, 2009

Illinois, Statewide – The Illinois Arts Council seeks qualified applicants for the 2009-2011 Artstour Program Artists Roster and the 2009-2011 Arts-In-Education Program Artists Roster. Artists rosters are updated every two years and are available on the agency website. Inclusion in these rosters provides artists with increased visibility, job opportunity, and networking support. Artists may apply for inclusion in both or either of the rosters.  

Artstour Program Artists Roster: Artstour is the Illinois Arts Council's fee support grants program linking arts presenters with Illinois' wealth of touring artists, companies, and ensembles. The Artstour Program is designed to provide a variety of high-quality touring performances and exhibitions in various price ranges to all Illinois communities throughout the year. In order to be considered for the Artstour Program, artists/companies and ensembles must apply for inclusion in the Artstour Program Artists Roster.

Arts-In-Education (AIE) Program Artists Roster: The Illinois Arts Council AIE Residency Program provides support to primary and secondary educational institutions, community colleges, and not-for-profit local arts and community organizations to work with an individual artist from one month to six months. Residencies involving performing arts companies range from two weeks to six months. In order to be considered for the AIE Residency Program artists must apply for inclusion in the AIE Residency Program Artists Roster.
 
Guidelines, application materials, and a full IAC Staff list are now available on the Illinois Arts Council website: (www.state.il.us/agency/iac).



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