Arts Reach New Ways Forward

Constituents of League Of Chicago Theatres are entitled to a FREE 30-day trial to Arts Reach New Ways Forward, a combination of webinars, roundtables, one-on-one consultations and special reports designed to help you navigate uncertain times and be fully prepared for the future opportunties that await. This month, the webinars focus on monetizing on-line events and the roundtables discuss smart ways to bring audiences back to the venue when the time is right. See program details at

Learning Lab: Marketing Your Mission in a Post-Pandemic World

Arts and Business Council of Chicago Wednesday, July 22 from 11:30am – 1:00pm Arts and cultural programming has drastically changed due to COVID-19 – maybe for good. As organizations rethink and reinvent their services and programs to respond to emerging challenges, they will need to move from project-based marketing to holistic, brand-driven “institutional marketing.” Strong missions and brands will help organizations engage audiences, maintain loyal donors, and recruit effective board members. By transforming the challenges of the pandemic into creative opportunities, organizations can find new strategies to meet their audiences where they …

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Submissions Now Open for American Blues Theater’s Blue Ink Playwriting Award

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the submission period for the National 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Playwrights are invited to submit one (1) manuscript for consideration. The submission period runs July 1 – August 31, 2020. Submissions are accepted at Previous winners include Andrea Stolowitz’ Recent Unsettling Events (2020), Benjamin Benne’s ALMA (2019), Inda Craig-Galván’s Welcome to Matteson! (2018), Idris Goodwin’s Hype Man (2017), Nathan Alan Davis’s The Wind and the Breeze (2016), and Jamie Pachino’s Other Than Honorable (2015). About the Blue …

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Applications now available for Water People Theater’s FIT Monologues

A new stage for actors to stand on and re-engage with audiences during this digital hiatus provided by Water People Theater. We want to create new opportunities for Latin talent to be showcased and for them to be able to entertain, move, and transform audiences through the powerful force of theater. It is also a new stage for the public to reconnect; providing audiences the opportunity to be another member of the judging panel at the festival. Applications are now available for the 1st edition of FIT Monologues. The event will take …

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Art on theMart seeking artists

Art on theMART is seeking artists with robust practices to submit their qualifications to be commissioned to create an original artwork with accompanying sound to be projected as part of Art on theMART, an innovative digital public art platform. Artists working in any media may apply, but those with experience in new media, animation, projection, film and video are especially encouraged to present their credentials. Selected artists’ work will be featured as part of Art on theMART’s public art platform no sooner than spring 2021; actual timing would be at the mutual …

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ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is seeking new members

ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is seeking new members to join the Members Network. Apply today to join as a new Member! Applications are now OPEN! Are you ready to lead with power and influence by serving on a nonprofit board, public board, or making change at your company, but just need a platform to move your leadership plans forward? Join ADA 25 Advancing Leadership to access exclusive leadership opportunities and an empowering network of leaders. Members are positive disrupters who are leading with their disability identity shaping a more inclusive, just, and …

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