Saturday, January 18, 2014
Applications are available for the 2014 Individual Artist Program grant of the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE). The IAP provides project grants for individual artists and creative professionals with awards up to $4,000.
Due Date: 01/06/2014 by 3:30 PM
Request for Proposals (RFP) Call for Artists for the Blue Line O'Hare Branch - Damen, Western, and California Stations - Public Art Project.
The Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development is a funder collaborative created to help strengthen the management and operations of small arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and Cook County. Grants are available for arts and cultural organizations with operating expenses between $50,000 and $800,000 to build capacity in three key areas: organizational planning, marketing, and financial management.
'Tis the season for family and community, and that's exactly what this month's 5X5 Visual Arts is about. So many organizations and artists are looking for support and feedback from the communities they work in, so get out there and offer your own insight to these projects. Events range from community and panel discussions to family-friendly, interactive art fun. Check this month's 5X5 for December events not to be missed!
Winter is coming, but with tons of free readings and Redmoon's spectacular winter pageant, there's plenty of good reasons to stay out of the cold. And if none of that does the trick, an evening with the Hypocrites definitely will. Here are CAR Theater's Top 5 picks for December. We'll see you at the show.
We’ve endured and enjoyed a slew of festivals and outdoor concerts this summer. Although the weather gods have forced the party indoors, the music events gods have bestowed many blessings for the month of November and have provided a timely, bountiful harvest of sonic bliss for all to enjoy.
I wanted to create something dance-able. This hook tends to lend itself to that. Besides, it’s simply more fun setting something to a four-on-the-floor beat.
In baroque dance the body moves like waves, or the sea. If the blood in your body related to water, then that water had an ebb and flow to it that guided your dancing. The body in baroque dance is in constant, living motion.
The technique evolved from tweaking the paper with a single pushpin to separate its fibers. The plucked paper resembled lace, which I then use to make individual sculptures and installations. Developing this technique taught me the material and has given me a distinctive voice to approach three-dimensional objects and space.
Budgets, work samples and artist statements haunt our efforts to get the free grant money we so richly deserve. CAR sat down with Allyson Esposito, Director of the Cultural Grants Program at DCASE, and herself a dancer, to give us some straight answers on how to calculate a budget, prep a portfolio and write a statement.
Garneau works in so many media and has so many interests that one artist statement will never quite capture her work. We'll develop a customizable model: a base statement that satisfies the core criteria of her interests, and room to slot in a specific work example that reinforces the base.
3rd Language is a Chicago-based collective of artists and thinkers exploring and embracing difference, otherness and transgression. They name this otherness and transgression "queer." Jeff Oaks, CAR’s literary researcher, and Andi Crist, CAR’s visual arts researcher interviewed them to find out more about their mission.
Cerqua Rivera has transitioned from a small collaborative art practice into a full-on dance company. With diversity and community at the core of its mission, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre has taken on an institutional framework for operation, expanding its work in development, marketing and education.
Audience Architects invited choreographers to apply for a grant to create new work for a collaborative endeavor between performers, visual artists and their audiences hosted at the Chicago Artists Coalition.
As part of "Beyond August Wilson," a series of panels on African American playwriting, Victory Gardens organized a pre-show panel discussion surrounding Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's play "Appropriate," The event, "The New Black," concerned the issue of how contemporary black playwrights interact with August Wilson's remarkable but intimidating legacy.