Luminarts Fellows receive recognition and financial support, and are cultivated by the Foundation as they continue their artistic practice to the betterment of Chicago’s cultural landscape.
The Neo-Futurists will be holding auditions for ensemble members to write and perform for Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind.
Watch videos of local artists discuss how they have conquered challenges in their practice with these simple steps.
Umbrella Music is pleased to announce the full schedule and lineups for the 2014 EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETS CHICAGO, co-presented by Umbrella Music and seven different European consulates and cultural organizations.
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.
Get serious about art, gardening, and the perfect bowl for fish soup.
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.
Whitehair explains how, as a performer, you can gently shift the audiences mood to your benefit, especially after following a particularly difficult act.