Articles

Sowing the Seeds of Revolution

A Conversation with MAKER Grant recipients, Melissa Potter and Maggie Puckett

MAKER Grant recipients Melissa Potter and Maggie Puckett discuss their ongoing projects, the driving force behind their practice, and why collaboration is so vital.

Communication is the Art Form

A conversation with MAKER Grant recipient, Damon Locks

MAKER Grant recipient Damon Locks talks about winning the MAKER Grant, becoming a fulltime artist and its challenges, and how teaching has benefited him.

Singletrack: HOMME

"Woman"

Homme is Macie Stewart (of Marrow) and Sima Cunningham, and they have what they call a “harmonic connection.”

Lake FX Rewind | A Home of One's Own

How Theaters Find, Finance and Cope with Permanent Spaces

Forging a strong, permanent identity is crucial to theater and dance companies. Having a "destination" space is part of making that happen.

Lake FX Rewind | When History Resonates

The Contemporization of Classic Forms

How do we explore classic stories and theatrical forms in our contemporary culture and why do we feel the need to re-tell ancient stories? Hear established Chicago-based theater-makers discuss the practice of adaptation and why we need to create contemporary classics.

Lake FX Rewind | Gaining Access

How to Engage Young Talent in the Music and Film Industries

Key industry professionals and youth from The Chicago Track, an industry school for film and music will join in a discussion about how to leverage and engage the skills young professionals to bring to the creative industries while lowering the barriers to their involvement.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Schedule C*

(*But Were Afraid to Ask): Income Taxes for Artists

New in 2016, Chicago Artists Resource will be a repository for items from FIELD/WORK’s program archive, including documentation, print materials, and recaps to extend the reach of the professional practice expertise shared during CAC’s on-site events.

Singletrack: Elle Casazza

“Soft & Low”

When Elle Casazza takes the stage, she takes the room, as well—a fact that any Chicagoan who has seen the “fearless, sultry and powerful” artist perform live will likely attest to.

Lake FX Rewind | When History Resonates

When History Resonates: The Contemporization of Classic Forms

How do we explore classic stories and theatrical forms in our contemporary culture and why do we feel the need to re-tell ancient stories? Hear established Chicago-based theater-makers discuss the practice of adaptation and why we need to create contemporary classics.

Lake FX Rewind | Self Management Tool Kit

Self-Management Tool Kit for Artists

Artists and creative entrepreneurs need to know what it takes to make sure the business side of one’s art practice is cultivated and nurtured. Through hands-on activities, handouts, and digital tools, participants will learn to build their business toolkit for a self-sustaining career.

5 Questions with... Janet Ecklebarger

Income tax essentials for artists

In anticipation of Janet Ecklebarger’s upcoming talk “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Schedule C* (*But Were Afraid to Ask): Income Taxes for Artists” on Wednesday, March 17 at Chicago Artists Coalition, CAC’s Education Assistant Rachel McDermott asked Janet a few key questions about income tax essentials for artists.

Rethinking Portfolio Website Design with OtherPeoplesPixels

Chicago Artists Coalition’s FIELD/WORK is a year-round program of workshops, personalized consultations, peer learning exchanges, and tutorials providing artists of all disciplines and career stages with the educational skills needed for creative and professional success.

Akenya Seymour

Singletrack: Akenya

"Disappear"

You may have heard Akenya Seymour on Chance the Rapper’s #10Day or at one of her jazz showcases around the city. A graduate of the Chicago Academy of the Arts who went on to study jazz voice at Boston’s New England Conservatory, 23-year-old multi-genre artist Akenya Seymour is a force to be reckoned with.

Lake FX Rewind | The Real Deal

Artists Perspectives on Writing Grant Applications

Local funders and artist grantees discuss successful strategies for artists seeking grants.

Lake FX Rewind | Survival Guide Roundtable

The Lake FX Summit & Expo is the region’s largest FREE conference for artists and creative entrepreneurs.

The Chicago Artists Coalition's Survival Guide video series focuses on financial planning, social media marketing and legal issues for entrepreneurial artists. Meet the Survival Guide specialists as they share their insights on common career development questions.

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