Invitation to Apply with Honey Pot Performance for Hub Artist position as Part of We Will Chicago Initiative

As the first citywide planning effort of its type in half a century, We Will Chicago seeks to develop a people-focused vision for all aspects of the Chicago government using three guiding principles: EQUITY. DIVERSITY. RESILIENCY. As part of this work, Honey Pot Performance has been selected as the lead public engagement artist to support aspects of this greater planning initiative. We imagine working with a cross-section of emerging and established cultural workers and community organizers rooted in place. We will harness this process not only to support the creation of a …

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We Will Chicago Artist Encounter on March 10

Chicago theaters have been shuttered for a year. The pandemic has revealed the city’s systemic, economic inequalities to be as devastating as ever. The City of Chicago is embarking on a new comprehensive, citywide plan—the first of its kind in over 50 years—called We Will Chicago. Join Goodman Artistic Associate and director Henry Wishcamper in conversation with Maurice Cox, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development as we dive into the vital role Arts and Culture plays in this historic initiative on March 10 at 5PM. Read More.

Coming Back Stronger: Using the Shutdown to Rebuild Audience Loyalty

Thursday, February 18, at 11:00 a.m. PST, hosted by Arts Reach Presenters: Michael Mael & Karen Freeman Led by The Advisory Board for the Arts’ Michael Mael & Karen Freeman, this session will offer: • Practical steps for attracting and retaining new loyal audiences at this moment • Data to back up these recommendations and create a path to move forward • Tangible tools to help your organization effectively market to, communicate with and engage audiences during this extended pandemic period Research from past downturns and crises shows that audiences typically don’t …

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Grant Announcement: The Illinois Arts Council Agency Fiscal Year 2022 General Operating Support Grant

The Illinois Arts Council Agency announced the release of the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) General Operating Support Grant. Formerly known as the Program Grant, this annual program provides general operating support to eligible Illinois non-profit organizations for public arts programming of high artistic merit. The application deadline for FY22 is Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Read More.

Confluence Writers Project – An Opportunity for Playwrights in Missouri and Illinois

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival is looking for applications from Missouri and Illinois residents for their Confluence Writers Project. More info and application at https://stlshakes.org/confluence-writers-project/ The Festival will award three residencies to emerging playwrights who are residents of Missouri or Illinois for the third annual Confluence Writers Project. As part of the program, Cohort members will: • Participate in a weekend retreat near St. Louis, if deemed safe and desirable. • Meet monthly, either teleconference or in-person for daylong writing sessions, workshops, and mentorship activities. • Participate in a knowledge-sharing opportunity for students …

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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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