Illinois Arts Council Agency Announces Availability of Fiscal Year 2020 Open Deadline Grants

The Illinois Arts Council Agency is pleased to announce the release of Fiscal Year 2020 guidelines and application materials for its open deadline programs. Grant requests for fiscal year 2020 will be accepted until funds are fully committed or by May 15, 2019 for activities occurring through August 31, 2020. Applications must be received no less than 8 weeks prior to the project start date. StARTS Program – Short-term Artists Residencies – provides support of up to $4,500 to eligible Illinois not-for-profit organizations, schools, and school districts for short term residencies focused …

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Charcoalblue Monday is Coming Up!

Monday, July 29, 2019 5:30pm at Green Street Meats We’ll hold a couple of picnic tables near the bar (or outside, weather permitting!) so stop on by and have a beer on the Charcoalblue tab! To let us know if you can make it, or if you want to be in the know about future Charcoalblue Mondays, click RSVP.

Space and Performance Availability at Pride Art Center

The Buena Theater at Pride is available for 6 to 8 week rentals in March and/or May. 44 seats, alley or proscenium. Find more information at Pride Arts Center has late night/off night performance space available on a shared risk basis. Email with RENTAL in the subject line for more information.

Elevate your story with TOP Flight

The deadline is approaching to register for TOP Flight with Vertigo Flying Effects. TOP Flight is an annual, multi-day workshop that trains technicians, operators and performers on installing flying systems, operating flying equipment, and conducting flying choreography. In the past, participants from around the world — riggers, administrators, actors, dancers, aerialists, technical directors, and other entertainment professionals — that attend TOP Flight receive the knowledge and practicality of operating a flying system. By completing TOP Flight, ETCP Certified Individuals earn up to 30 ETCP renewal credits. This year’s TOP Flight will be …

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Jackalope Playwrights Lab Summer Session

The Jackalope Playwrights Lab is an eight-week master-class in playwriting facilitated by Jackalope Company Member Calamity West. Calamity is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at The Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre Company, Sideshow Theatre Company, Steep Theatre Company, and TimeLine Theatre Company. Her newest play, CHRISTMAS AT HOME, is currently in development at Sideshow. Additional plays by Calamity include: GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! A LOVE STORY (2018); IN THE CANYON (2018); HINTER (2018); ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT (2016); GIVE IT ALL BACK (2016); ROLLING (2016); IBSEN IS DEAD (2014); …

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Space Rental Availability at The Ready

Lincoln Square 3-Storefront Black Box Theater and Lobby (THE READY) available to rent for 6 weeks (8/19/19-9/30/19). One storefront functions as the lobby/bar of the double storefront blackbox theater next door. The theater comfortably seats 50, or the entire space can easily accommodate 150 people standing. Conveniently located two blocks from the Western Brown Line, this Lincoln Square space has very easy access and plenty of free parking. Amenities: Handicap Accessible, WiFi, Bar/Refrigerator, Natural Light in Lobby, Chairs, Public Transportation, Wardrobe Rack, ADA Complaint Restrooms. Rules: Outside food and alcohol is permitted, …

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