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 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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The Saints Announce 2019 Grant Programs

The Saints invite and encourage theater, dance, and music organizations to apply for grant assistance to be used for artistic development or production-related purposes. Saints Grant applicants can request funding for but are not limited to: costumes, the commissioning or licensing of works, improvements to applicant-owned premises, community engagement and enrichment projects, or computer and technical items such as sound or lighting needs. Budget requests up to $5,000 will be considered for projects covering the performance year from June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. Requesting organizations must be 501(c)(3) and have …

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Space Rental Availability at Victory Gardens Theater

Space available at Victory Gardens Theater in the Richard Christiansen Theater (RCT) for 6 weeks in August/September 2019 and potentially either April / May 2020 or May/June 2020. The RCT rental package includes a fully ADA Compliant House – 109 seats, 20 are flexible; Stage – 37’2″W x 20’0″D x 13’3″H; 14″ deck height; small light package including standard light inventory, light board, cabling; small sound package including microphones, amps, speakers and playback devices; 2 dressing rooms (each seats four); 2 private restrooms; and a house manager. Please email to discuss …

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New Industry Ticket Offers

New industry ticket offers posted this week. For a full list of industry ticket offers click here.  National Geographic Live’s Pink Boots and a Machete — Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Ida B Wells Dr, is offering select $20 industry tickets for National Geographic Live’s Pink Boots and a Machete on Thursday, January 24 @ 7PM. Use promo code INDUSTRY online at or by call 312.341.2300. Limit 2 tickets; subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.  A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder – Porchlight Music Theatre, …

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