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Fingerstyle guitar with Darol Anger on violin 

 

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FIRST 50 SONGS
To Play on the Banjo 
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FUNDING IN ILLINOIS from the Illinois Arts Council

The Illinois Arts Council provides financial support to non-profit presenters and Illinois schools who hire artists who are on the select Artstour and Arts-In-Education rosters. Michael has been selected to both of these rosters. A very brief application from the presenter is required. Arts Council staff are available to assist with this. It is a wonderful way that the state supports artists, presenters, and schools in Illinois.  The Quickstart program is also a great place to start.   

 

Arts In Education Roster

Michael has been chosen by a panel of professional educators to be a member of the IAC Arts in Education Roster. This honor recognizes working artists who have developed engaging programs for schools K-12, by providing funding support for educational residencies of up to 6 months.

Contact: Tatiana Gant, Acting Director for Arts In Education 

t: 312-814-6765
email:
tatiana.gant@illinois.gov

 

Quickstart Program

Project QuickStart is designed to support project grants of up to $1000 for schools and school districts that are planning to conduct a short term residency experiences with specific Illinois artists during a school year. 

Contact: Tatiana Gant, Acting Director for Arts In Education 

t: 312-814-6765
email:
tatiana.gant@illinois.gov

 

ArtsTour Roster

Michael has been chosen by a panel of working artists to be a member of the IAC Arts Tour Roster. This honor recognizes the artistic merit of Illinois residents by providing funding support to Illinois presenters who hire them.

Contact: Walter Buford,Director of Performing Arts Programs 

t: 312-814-4992
email:
walter.buford@illinois.gov

 

How To Apply

Funding is provided directly to presenters who've contracted with roster artists. The Illinois Arts Council staff are ready, willing, and able to assist in these endeavors.

General information:  www.arts.illinois.gov