The Illinois Artisans Program is 30 years old! The Illinois Artisans Program focuses national attention on the rich heritage of the fine crafting that exists in Illinois. Created in 1985 by Governor James R. Thompson, the program provides economic and creative opportunities for Illinois artists. Over 1,700 artists have been jury selected into the IAP. Juried artists participate in art sprees, craft festivals and other events held throughout Illinois to promote the variety of craft and art Made in Illinois.
Illinois Artisans Program Locations:
-Illinois Artisans, Chicago
-Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center, Rend Lake
-Museum Store, Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Spring Jury: As we are about to hold our Spring Jury session, we are seeking talented emerging or established artisans to join the Program. All areas of arts and crafts, including folk, traditional, contemporary, and ethnic, as well as fine art forms are eligible.
Spring deadline is extended to April 17th, 2015
Application available at www.museum.state.il.us/artisans
Requirements: To become a juried artist in the Artisans Program, an artist must live and work within Illinois. A body of work must then be reviewed and accepted by a jury-panel. Artists apply in a specific media category and the cost is $30 per application.
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