Collaboraction Seeking Submissions for 2021 Festivals

– It’s submission season at Collaboraction, Chicago’s theater for social change. Collaboraction produces performing arts festivals that give under-represented voices platforms to share personal, powerful and authentic stories that move the soul and stir the mind. Currently, the company is seeking a diverse pool of artists to submit proposals for work of seven minutes or less for three festivals planned for 2021: The Light, a summer festival showcasing Chicago artists 21 and under; Encounter Englewood, a new video fest created by and showcasing Englewood artists/activists, and the 6th Annual PEACEBOOK, Collaboraction’s fall …

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Applications are now open for the International Online Festival of Latino Theater

FIT 2.0 International Online Festival of Latino Theater March 19-26, 2021 A new international stage for Latino 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 space for the public to reconnect; providing audiences the opportunity to be another member of the judging panel at the festival. Applications are now open for the International Online Festival of Latino Theater. The event will take place from March 19-26, 2021. AWARDS: ● First Place $1,000 (USD) …

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Grant Opportunity: Announcing Chicago’s Cultural Treasures

It’s time to design an arts and culture initiative — together. Chicago’s Cultural Treasures is a four-year initiative to support our city’s BIPOC-led and -focused arts and culture organizations as they face unprecedented challenges to their decades of leadership and resiliency. This is not a standard grantmaking initiative. Yes, there will be general operating grants — but also capacity-building and technical assistance tailored to meet the needs of Chicago’s diverse arts and culture community. Yes, we will have deadlines and processes, but we will not have a one-size-fits-all approach. We will work …

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Grant Opportunity: Arts Work Fund Think Explore Share

Next Grant Deadline: Dec. 30, 2020 Think Grants: Think grants give arts organizations the time and space to think through a question, analyze challenges and opportunities, and develop plans or small tests of change related to the current moment and its potential impact for the future. Competitive proposals will demonstrate how and why the organization selected the challenge or the questions to be examined and how they will structure their exploration. Explore Grants: Explore grants intended to provide for arts organizations that have fully developed ideas with the resources to test and …

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Jackalope Playwrights Lab – Winter Session

This eight-week writing intensive is designed for a class of 8 writers interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and meets virtually on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm on Zoom. COST: $200 UPCOMING SESSIONS: WINTER 2021 SESSION will run from January 9th through February 27th, 2021. DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on December 28th, 2020. TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10-page writing sample to TEACHING ARTIST BIO: Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The …

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Chicago Theatre Artist Online Store Submission

Calling all Etsy Store artists! The League of Chicago Theatres is compiling a holiday gift guide supporting our local theatre artists. Fill out the form below if you have an Etsy Store, or other type of online platform to sell your art/products, to be promoted this holiday season! Fill Out the Form

Grant Announcement: Bayless Family Foundation Signal Grant Program

We all know 2020 has irrevocably changed the theatre industry in Chicago. When speaking with theatres this year, we heard that one of the biggest fears coming was the cash flow crisis around the start of a production. We hope to alleviate some of the stress of ticket pre-sales, hiring and paying artists and technicians, and acquiring the materials needed to bring a production to life. We are awarding 12 companies a one-time grant of $25,000 to defray the mounting costs for a live, multi-week production for an in-person audience. For more …

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