Elgin Cultural Arts Commission

Submitted by harris_a on Wed, 03/29/2017 - 1:16pm

Mission Statement
The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission will enhance the quality of life in our community by creating and supporting diverse, innovative, and accessible visual, performing, and cultural arts programming. 


  • Make recommendations to the city council for the provision of an environment in which the cultural arts will flourish within the corporate limits of the city. 
  • Foster educational opportunities and enhance the quality of life for all of the residents of the city by making recommendations to develop arts and cultural programs directed at various age, ethnic, and religious groups. 
  • Enhance the economic base in the city by promoting opportunities to combine arts and economic development. 
  • Cooperate with the professional city staff to administer all commission programs and activities. 
  • Support and foster strong bonds between and among all arts organizations in the community and encourage new arts organizations in a manner which will make the whole considerably stronger than the individual parts, which shall include working cooperatively with other city boards, commissions and committees, and other public and private agencies. 
  • Apply for grants to support commission programs and administer and serve as a vehicle for re-grants under the rules of the Illinois arts council and other agencies. 
  • Provide a vehicle for publicizing all arts related events of various organizations as well as community, state or national events related to the arts, and provide a strong public relations program for communicating the commission's goals and their impact on community life. 
  • Act as a resource center and clearinghouse for information and provide technical assistance to community arts organizations to enable them to improve the effectiveness of grant writing, planning, audience development, identification of sources for funds, and assistance in connection with legal, tax, insurance and liability issues related to arts programs and arts organizations.
Contact Email: 
150 Dexter Ct.
Elgin  Illinois  60120
United States

Organization Postings

Title Type Postedsort ascending
City of Elgin- Utility Box Wrapping Call for Artists Jan 30, 2019
Call for Public Art Call for Artists Jan 22, 2019