Museum Shops - Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The Illinois Artisans Program:
Fine Craft Made in Illinois
The Illinois Artisans Program focuses national attention on the rich heritage of the fine crafting that exists in Illinois. Our juried artists participate in art sprees, craft festivals, exhibitions and other events held at our locations in order to promote their work. The Illinois Artisans Program markets crafts through four locations: (Directory not visible to the right? Click here)
- The Museum Store, Illinois State Museum, Springfield: Museum Events
Apply to the Illinois Artisans Program
Next Deadline Extended to April 11, 2013!
The Illinois Artisans Program is continually looking for talented new artists to join the Program. All areas of arts and crafts, including folk, traditional, contemporary, and ethnic, as well as fine art forms are eligible. Over 1,800 artists have been jury selected into the IAP. Once selected, their work can be shown at one or more Illinois Artisans locations. Juried artists participate in art sprees, craft festivals and other events in order to promote their work. (Deadlines are October 12 and April 11
March 28, this is a post mark deadline) Download application here.
Before you submit: To become a juried artist of the Artisans Program, an artist must live and work within the state. Their craft work must then be reviewed and accepted by a jury-panel sponsored by the Program. The Artisans Program organizes a jury of knowledgeable art specialists to review applications from new artists. The location of the jury rotates between Chicago, Springfield, and Southern Illinois.
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