2019 Chicago Mayoral Arts Forum

A public conversation on the role of the arts, culture, and creativity Sun Feb 10 from 6–8pm Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse Water Tower Place 175 E Chestnut St, Chicago Hear from Chicago Mayoral candidates on issues of importance and relevance to the arts, arts education, culture, and creativity ahead of the February 26, 2019 Chicago Mayoral Election. Invitations to participate were extended regardless of affiliation; confirmed to attend are Gery Chico, Amara Enyia, Lori Lightfoot, Susana Mendoza, Toni Preckwinkle, Paul Vallas, and Willie Wilson. Any additional candidates participating in the Forum …

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Jeff Awards Present Panel on Latinx Theater

The Jeff Awards meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Greenhouse Theatre will include a panel discussion on Latinx Theatre. Latinx Theater groups have been forming across the country in the past 10 years. These groups are dedicated to education, advocacy and community amongst Latinx performers. In Chicago, one of the most visible of these groups is ALTA (The Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago). The public is invited, and attendance is free. Please email reservation requests to chair@jeffawards.org. Seating is limited. The program will begin at 7:30 PM at …

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ITA 40th Annual Statewide Non Equity Auditions — Deadline Approaching —

Attention Casting Reps AND Actors
The deadline for registration for the Illinois Theatre Association’s 40th Annual Statewide Non-Equity Professional Theatre Auditions (2/2/19 – Musical Theatre; 2/3/19 – Non-Musical Theatre) is on 1/22/19! More than 300 actors will be chosen to audition in front of a wide variety of casting reps from throughout the state and beyond.

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Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grants

Applications Deadline is March 5 The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) generates revenue from downtown developments to finance cultural projects that strengthen commercial corridors on the South, Southwest and West Sides. Grants support property owners and tenants who provide cultural experiences by providing funding for storefront build-out, façade repair, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, new construction, roofing repairs, etc. Please visit NeighborhoodOpportunityFund.com for more information. Cultural organizations and creative businesses interested in hearing more about NOF grants should join us for a free workshop on January 31, 11am-noon at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E …

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2019 CityArts Program Grant Applications are now open

The 2019 CityArts Program grant applications are now open for arts organizations of all sizes! The goal of DCASE’s CityArts Program is to encourage the attainment of artistic excellence and financial stability, and to incentivize innovation related to citywide priorities.
In 2019, nonprofit arts and culture organizations of all sizes will be able to apply for general operating grants and project grants. Project grants will be in alignment with the Year of Chicago Theatre.

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