LEAD Conference 2019 Debrief

Chicago Cultural Access Consortium Thursday, September 19th, 2019 3:30PM-5:30PM Chicago Community Trust 225 N. Michigan Avenue Registration is required, suggested donation of $5 Come engage in a debrief of the 2019 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference in Denver with real, live attendees and presenters who were there! A casual workshop where Chicago-area LEAD attendees will be stationed around the space in several breakout rooms and you can learn from each presenter at your discretion! Expect less lecture, more discussion in an informal gathering for anyone that couldn’t go to …

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Elevate your story with TOP Flight

The deadline is approaching to register for TOP Flight with Vertigo Flying Effects. TOP Flight is an annual, multi-day workshop that trains technicians, operators and performers on installing flying systems, operating flying equipment, and conducting flying choreography. In the past, participants from around the world — riggers, administrators, actors, dancers, aerialists, technical directors, and other entertainment professionals — that attend TOP Flight receive the knowledge and practicality of operating a flying system. By completing TOP Flight, ETCP Certified Individuals earn up to 30 ETCP renewal credits. This year’s TOP Flight will be …

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Jackalope Playwrights Lab Summer Session

The Jackalope Playwrights Lab is an eight-week master-class in playwriting facilitated by Jackalope Company Member Calamity West. Calamity is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at The Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre Company, Sideshow Theatre Company, Steep Theatre Company, and TimeLine Theatre Company. Her newest play, CHRISTMAS AT HOME, is currently in development at Sideshow. Additional plays by Calamity include: GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! A LOVE STORY (2018); IN THE CANYON (2018); HINTER (2018); ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT (2016); GIVE IT ALL BACK (2016); ROLLING (2016); IBSEN IS DEAD (2014); …

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Applications for the ADA 25 2020 Leadership Institute are NOW OPEN!

Applications for the 2020 Leadership Institute are NOW OPEN! APPLICATION LINK Early bird deadline: September 9, 2019* *Applications received by this date are guaranteed an interview Final deadline: October 9, 2019 Who Should Apply? Advancing Leadership Fellows are energetic, aspiring leaders with disabilities who are passionate about making change in their communities. Will you join us in 2020? CRITERIA You may apply for the Leadership Institute if you: Are seeking to make change in your community Identify as a person with a disability (visible, invisible, or acquired) Live in the seven-county Chicago …

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Survey for South Side Artists

Dear South Side Chicago Artists,

A coalition of people, programs, and organizations in Hyde Park are seeking to launch a series of events to support working artists of all kinds living and/or working on the South Side of Chicago. Our goal with this new series is to offer professional development opportunities that will assist artists in building, maintaining, and managing their careers.

We need your help in identifying the crucial needs of local artists, and to ensure that we are reaching a wide range of artists represented across disciplines. We’re asking you to help us focus our efforts by filling out this survey by Fri, Jul 19.

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IGNITE: Raising the consciousness in new play development

Friday, June 28, 12-3PM League of Chicago Theatres, 17 N. Wabash, Suite 520 This workshop is facilitated by Black Lives Black Words International Project, Co-Founder and Managing Curating Producer- Reginald Edmund. The workshop will explore equity, diversity and inclusion through the new play development, and our perceptions of activism in the arts industry. This workshop will be centered on igniting a conversation to challenge developmental processes, participants will collectively design an innovative approach to new play development through the lens of artistic activism using a set of new ideas and rules to …

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Theater on the Lake: PROLOGUE

In celebration of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre, Night Out in the Parks and the Chicago Park District welcome you to Theater on the Lake: PROLOGUE 3 days to celebrate and shape the future of performance This free programming will take place June 26-28, 2019 at our lakefront home, located at 2401 N Lake Shore Drive, and will provide opportunities to converse and connect around the issues central to cultural work and performance in civic spaces. We’re partnering with Arts Alliance Illinois, DCASE, and Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium to focus our …

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