Illinois Humanities, the Illinois affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a statewide nonprofit organization that activates the humanities through free public programs, grants, and educational opportunities that foster reflection, spark conversation, build community, and strengthen civic engagement. We provide free, high-quality humanities experiences throughout Illinois, particularly for communities of color, individuals living on low incomes, counties and towns in rural areas, small arts and cultural organizations, and communities highly impacted by mass incarceration. Founded in 1974, Illinois Humanities is supported by state, federal, and private funds Here And Again Inc is partially funded by Illinois Humanities

Our Partners in Creating Opportunities in the arts! Click to see the Silo Pathways Big Art Projects The mission of NCI ARTworks is to inspire growth among artists through artistic collaboration, educational outreach, and art space development. NCI ARTworks promotes quality professionalism and diversity in the arts in a positive manner. It is also our mission to create venues that support public and private education, community events, economic development, and cultural tourism. NCI ARTworks showcases local, regional, and national talent to the residents and students in LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam counties. Whether it is facilitating major public art installations like the Ray Paseka murals in Cherry, Mendota, Streator, and Seneca or the Susan Burton mosaics in Princeton, or hosting monthly art exhibitions at the ARTworks Gallery in the Westclox building the 2nd Friday of each month and providing world-class music programs to Illinois Valley residents and schools, every single ounce of skill and expense necessary to provide the Illinois Valley with top-level arts and culture is worth it. By attending our events, traveling with us to national and international arts and culture meccas, and donating to our various educational arts programs, the return on investment of your donation is a thriving arts culture in the Illinois Valley. Art is not only culture, it is also business. When communities support venues like NCI ARTworks, residents end up enjoying a standard of living that encourages talented people to stay and contribute to the cultural and economic life of the community. Check us out online at