Thursday, June 06, 2013
Apply to the Illinois Artisans Program
Next Deadline October 12th! Saturday October 19th!
(Breath easy applying artisans! Since our Chicago office is closed on Monday, you can postmark your application through next Saturday October 19th. That is 7 extra days to finish your application!)
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 March 28th, 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.
Review the Media Categories & Read the Application Overview
Ready to submit? Download the Application
Back to the Artisans Program.
Illinois Artisan Shops
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Mon.-Fri. 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M
The Museum Store
Illinois State Museum
502 South Spring Street
Corner of Spring & Edwards
Springfield, IL 62706
Mon.-Sat. 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M
Sun. Noon-5:00 P.M.
Dickson Mounds Museum Store
10956 North Dickson Mounds Road
Lewistown, IL 61542-9733
60 miles northwest of Springfield, Routes 78 & 97
Monday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5
Southern Illinois Artisans Shop
14967 Gun Creek Trail
Whittington, IL 62897-1000
Off Interstate 57, just west of exit 77
Daily 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M