Just How Green Are You?

Monday, December 9 The Merritt Awards Ideas Exchange presents: Just How Green Are You? Join your colleagues – both front-of-house and backstage – to discover and discuss the steps we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint. Panelists will relate strategies for improving sustainability in our everyday operations as well as our production practices. Attendees will be invited to suggest and discuss additional strategies they currently employ. Panelists • Nan Zabriskie, Chair, Chicago Green Theatre Alliance • Beth Holaday, Verde: Energy Efficiency Experts • Joshua Grossman, Partner, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners …

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Chicago Entertainment Community Health Fair

Do you work in the Chicago performing arts and entertainment community? Then you will not want to miss this opportunity, a free health fair that will include: • Flu shots • Blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes screenings • Rapid HIV screening and counseling • PrEP and PEP info • Dental consultations • Physical therapy consultations • And more! Did we mention that all of these amazing services are FREE? This event is in partnership with The Actors Fund, SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local, CEILC, and sponsored by the Hearst Foundations. Wednesday, October 30, 1–4 …

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Every Artist Insured: Get Enrolled, Chicago!

It’s nearly Open Enrollment on the health insurance marketplace and The Actors Fund and Howard Brown Health are here to help you find the right coverage for you! If you are uninsured, have recently lost or are about to lose your health insurance, or wonder if you can find a cheaper plan, you won’t want to miss this. This session will cover: • How to apply on the marketplace • Income eligibility for financial assistance or free coverage • How to estimate variable income for the application • How to pick a …

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Affordable Housing Workshops in Chicago

These FREE and informative workshops, designed for the entertainment community and arts workers, will help you better understand what constitutes affordable housing, how it works, and how to help you get prepared to search and apply. Artists and other freelancers in the gig economy often have episodic and fluctuating income from several sources. This seminar will explore different methods to calculate and verify annual household income to help you put your best foot forward when applying. Also discussed will be an overview of affordable housing programs, historical context for housing in Chicago, …

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How could the census impact arts and culture?

Who counts? The 2020 census will have meaningful implications for all Illinoisans, from the level of federal funding available to social service programs to the number of people representing you in Washington. A complete and accurate census is vital – an undercount of just one percent in Illinois could see the state could lose $1.2B over the next decade. COME TO YOUR CENSUS brings creatives together for a workshop, panel discussion, and performances to explore the following questions: • Why is the census important? • What is the impact of the census …

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Stage Players – Screening and Discussion

Chicago Cultural Center – Claudia Cassidy Theater 78 East Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602 Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 2:00 pm Join us at the Chicago Cultural Center for a screening and discussion of the new WTTW Digital series Stage Players. Chicago’s powerful, diverse, and ever-expanding theatre scene is justly famous, and an integral part of the city’s cultural life. From Steppenwolf to Lookingglass, from the Goodman to the Den, from Albany Park Theater Project to the Black Ensemble Theater, the Windy City’s close-knit theatrical community is inextricably linked to the city’s …

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Charcoalblue Monday is Next Week

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 5:30pm | Green Street Meats We’re in denial about autumn. At next week’s Charcoalblue Monday, let us treat you to an al fresco beer or two. To let us know if you can make it, or if you want to be in the know about future Charcoalblue Mondays, click RSVP.