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Illinois Arts Council - RG 312 | Illinois State Archives

Name: Illinois Arts Council - RG 312

Historical Note: The Illinois Arts Council was created by the General Assembly in 1965 to survey and assess the needs of the arts throughout the state; identify existing legislation, policies, and programs which affect the arts and evaluate their effectiveness; stimulate public understanding of the importance of cultural institutions; promote an encouraging atmosphere for creative artists in Illinois; encourage the use of local resources to develop and support the arts; and report to the Governor and the General Assembly biennially on its recommendations. It was authorized to accept federal and private funds to carry out its purposes. It is composed of between thirteen and twenty-one members appointed by the Governor (L. 1965, pp. 1965-1966).

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