The IHSAE thanks our many sponsors for helping to advance art education for young people. We are pleased to partner with these organizations that share our commitment to expand and connect visual arts opportunities with students across Illinois.



The largest and oldest provider of art supplies in the U.S., catering to the full spectrum of artists. Blick believes that art education develops the human creativity necessary to solve the world's complex problems, enrich its culture and provide fulfillment for its inhabitants.

Social Justice Award

Award: $500.00 & Attendance at a lecture or master class given by a member of the BCT staff.

Consciousness is the first step toward positive change. The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions uses art to raise awareness of human rights issues worldwide. Our goal is to encourage dialogue on difficult topics, build community engagement, and use art to lead human rights law and support social justice. With this award we look to honor such art - more than this we want to inspire artists everywhere to create work that remakes the world.

IHSAE is proud to support AICAD in our 2018-2019 school year. 

AICAD – The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design – is a membership organization of the 42 leading art and design colleges in the US and Canada.  AICAD's mission is to help strengthen the member colleges individually and collectively, and to inform the public about these colleges and on the value of studying art and design.

www.aicad.org is a free online resource to explore and connect with 42 leading art and design schools in the US and Canada.

Business Sponsors

We are pleased to partner with these businesses, both local and broad, that share our commitment to expand and connect visual arts opportunities with students across Illinois. These businesses have decided to sponsor individual awards, or specific IHSAE initatives, and we are very grateful for their support.

The Mill

The Mill

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