Monday, September 11 | 7:30pm in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Approximately 2 hours, no intermission

Gubernatorial Arts Forum

The 2017 Gubernatorial Arts Forum
Monday, September 11 | 7:30pm
Presented by Arts Alliance Illinois

Join us for a public conversation on the role of arts, culture, and creativity in Illinois communities.

Alison Cuddy, Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director of the Chicago Humanities Festival, and Craig Dellimore, Political Editor at WBBM Newsradio, will co-host and moderate this roundtable discussion on issues of importance and relevance to the arts, culture, and creative industries ahead of the Illinois Gubernatorial Primary and the November 6, 2018 General Election. 

Topics will include arts education, community development, cultural exchange, public engagement, sources of funding and other support for the creative sector.

Invitations to participate were extended regardless of party affiliation. Confirmed to attend are State Senator Daniel Biss, representing Illinois’ Ninth District; State Representative Scott Drury, representing Illinois’ 58th District; and J. B. Pritzker, Managing Partner and Cofounder of the Pritzker Group. Any additional participants in the Forum will be announced at later dates.

While admission to the 2017 Gubernatorial Arts Forum is free, space is limited and seating cannot be guaranteed for walk-ups.

Submit your question to the Forum in advance by visiting or using the hashtag #GovArtsForum on social media.

Arts Alliance Illinois is the Lead Sponsor of the 2017 Gubernatorial Arts Forum, with Host and Sponsor Goodman Theatre. Arts Alliance Illinois thanks the following Co-Sponsors of the 2017 Gubernatorial Arts Forum: Arts & Business Council of ChicagoAudience Architects, the Chicago Humanities FestivalChicago Shakespeare TheaterChicago Symphony Orchestra AssociationHarris Theater for Music and DanceHMS Media, the Illinois Art Education AssociationIllinois Humanities, the Illinois Music Education AssociationIngenuityThe Joffrey Ballet, the Joseph Jefferson Awards CommitteeKrannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana–ChampaignLawyers for the Creative Arts, the League of Chicago TheatresLyric Opera of Chicago, the Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG–AFTRA), and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

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This event is free, but reservations are required. Tickets will be available Wednesday, August 30 at 10am.

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