New Year New Job For Illinois Arts Advocate Ra Joy
The new year is bringing a big change for Ra Joy - who has been one of the state's leaders in art advocacy.
He has spent the last seven years with Arts Alliance Illinois as its leader - but this month he switches roles and becomes the executive director for Change Illinois. It's another advocacy group - but one with broader goals for systemic change in government.
Joy tells us about his time with Arts Alliance, and what he hopes to accomplish in his new role. He starts the interview telling us why he finds art so important: