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 rentals@victorygardens.org 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 AuditoriumTheatre.org 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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Participate in the 2019 5th Annual Remembrance Readings

Remembrance Play Readings is an annual event utilizing the power of theatrical readings of Holocaust plays you or your organization select from the National Jewish Theater Foundation – Holocaust Theater International Initiative Catalog (http://htc.miami.edu). We would appreciate your participation to coincide with either International Holocaust Memorial Day (1/27), Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Day (5/1 & 5/2) or Kristallnacht-Night of Broken Glass (10/9 & 10/10). Register here (https://www.njtfoundation.org/participate-readings) for the National Jewish Theater Foundation – Holocaust Theater International Initiative (NJTF HTII) Readings and share this invitation with your constituents to ensure that we increase …

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Space Availability at the Royal George Theatre Center

The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, has 2019 slots available for the 50 seat Gallery Theatre, prime time 3 – 6 week rentals. Great price and location, right across the street from Steppenwolf. Ticketing, house staff and bartender included. Also some availability in 190 seat Cabaret for one night events, stand-up comedy, workshops, corporate meetings and more. For further information or viewing appointment, contact Joe at 312-988-9105.

Collaboraction seeking submissions for The Light at Chicago Youth Theater Festival

Collaboraction is seeking submissions of short plays, devised theatre, dance, spoken word and performance from throughout the Chicagoland area for our upcoming youth festival, THE LIGHT. We are looking for young people, under the age of 21, to submit work that not only exposes the talent and power of Chicago’s young artists, but also uses the festival as a platform for art as activism. Pieces must be 5 minutes (minimum) to 7 minutes (maximum) in length. All work must be original. Selected pieces receive full production and design support and stipends for …

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