RECOGNIZING THE ARTS AS ESSENTIAL TO THE VITALITY OF OUR CITY
The Urbana Public Arts Program and Commission was established by the City Council, in April 2008, to foster a city where all residents—emerging artists, established artists, and “non-artists” alike—may engage with the arts and where artists thrive and are valued. The Arts, as used in this program, includes but is not limited to music, theatre, visual arts, dance, creative writing, film/video, crafts, performing arts, spoken word, environmental arts, multimedia arts, architectural arts, landscape architecture, and emerging media.
Urbana is an Illinois Arts Friendly Community, designated by the Illinois Arts Alliance and Illinois Municipal League in 2008. Through public support for the arts, the City of Urbana increases opportunities for the creation of art, thereby enhancing the quality of life, economic development, citizen participation, cultural awareness, and vibrancy of the community.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
DONATE TO OUR CAUSE
Urbana Public Arts Program receives support from the City of Urbana, from state and national grant programs, and from arts enthusiasts such as yourself! If you like what we do to our community, please consider donating today.
Your contribution enables us to fund more arts grants, create more public art projects, and develop Urbana's creative economy! By being a supporter, you not only help nurture Urbana's vibrant arts scene, but you also receive great benefits, such as opportunities to meet with our artists and grant recipients.