Applications are now open for DCASE's 2015 Individual Artists Program grant. Apply for up to $5,000 towards a creative project or professional development.
This town hall is an opportunity for artists – and their families – to learn about options for affordable health insurance (“Obamacare”) and sign up with the help of a trained Insurance Navigator. Hourly talks on “Everything you need to know about Health Insurance” will be presented, and there will be free flu shots too.
The Artist-In-Residence program encourages emerging and mid-career artists by providing them a work space free of charge, access to a built-in audience, and an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work.
I think it’s really great when artists agree to be in front of the camera on MUwDV. Many visual artists are accustomed to not being seen. Casey Smallwood is one such artist. Smallwood, an artist working often with video as a director and cinematographer, is at home behind the camera where she directs non-actors and documents and explores the sort of acting we do in daily life. We convinced Casey to do a little acting with us. As with a lot of situations with which we are less at ease, a glass of wine can help.
"I don't think there is an ultimate viewer. I think that keeps going."
In reflecting on my role as a mentor to students and emerging curators, I drift off into memories of my greatest mentor, Marilyn Houlberg. Arriving in Chicago in 2000, fresh out of grad school, I was on a mission to meet her. My master’s thesis on feminism and the art of Haitian Vodou had her influence all over it.
"… we are going to a drum battle!” A drum battle? The voice on the phone was my mentor and writing teacher, Randy Albers. This is the man who made sure that the students ... not only received the very best instruction while learning the craft of creative writing, but that we also regularly submitted our work and benefit from professional organizations ... through conferences like the one we were attending in New Orleans.
Lin Hixson is this amazing director, you see. From a 21 year run with Goat Island to her now thoroughly established performance project Every House Has a Door with Matthew Goulish, not to mention teaching for years at the School of the Art Institute and running this amazing summer program called Abandoned Practices – Well, let’s just say, many people could call her their mentor.
What does it mean to look up to someone? To respect, learn and grown? A mentorship is a relationship based partnership. At The Arts of Life, an alternative day program for people with and without disabilities, artist-mentors play a big part in the community.
When my daughter was born, I remembered words I had forgotten: sunqu, wawa, uripachallay.
This year’s $1000 award was granted to Maria Gaspar, who is engaged in transdisciplinary practices that individually or collectively mediate or occupy different sites to create ephemeral and permanent scenarios.
Through the support of a local media mentor and an online community of educators from almost one hundred countries, Chicago Public Schools educators have the ability to learn from others, share their knowledge and post student projects for feedback.
So you’ve written your cover letter that gets you noticed, now it’s time to make sure your resumé is just as polished – and makes you memorable. The key here is to make the recipient’s job easy.
Elizabeth Doyle sits down with Cheri Coons to discuss the importance of mentorship in musical theater, including the "mentor food chain," the origin of the actual word in Greek theater and how sharing of both successes and failures can help others in their journey.
Isabelle outlines and demonstrates a series of stretches to warm up a group before rehearsal or performance.