Sponsors

ArtsConnected thanks our many sponsors for helping to advance art education for young people. We are pleased to partner wit these organizations that share our commitment to expand and connect visual arts opportunities with students across Illinois.

Blick Art Materials

The largest and oldest provider of art supplies in the U.S., catering to the full spectrum of artists. Blick believes that art education develops the human creativity necessary to solve the world's complex problems, enrich its culture and provide fulfillment for its inhabitants.

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Illinois arts council agency

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

We thank them for their generosity in making our ArtsConnected events possible.

Social Justice Award

Award: $500.00 & Attendance at a lecture or master class given by a member of the BCT staff.


Consciousness is the first step toward positive change. The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions uses art to raise awareness of human rights issues worldwide. Our goal is to encourage dialogue on difficult topics, build community engagement, and use art to lead human rights law and support social justice. With this award we look to honor such art - more than this we want to inspire artists everywhere to create work that remakes the world.

AICAD

AICAD – The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design – is a membership organization of the 42 leading art and design colleges in the US and Canada.  AICAD's mission is to help strengthen the member colleges individually and collectively, and to inform the public about these colleges and on the value of studying art and design.

www.aicad.org is a free online resource to explore and connect with 42 leading art and design schools in the US and Canada.

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.