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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: Benjamim e Edinho

“Swim Swim”

Cornetist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay has been making waves in various circles of the Chicago creat

Professional Development Resource Roundup | August 8, 2016

The latest news, upcoming events, helpful tips, and critical conversations about artists' careers from all around the web.

Chicago Artists Coalition's FIELD/WORK team connects you to the latest news, upcoming events, helpful tips, and critical conversations about artists' careers from all around the web.

Photo: Joe Mazza/Bave Lux

FIELD/WORK Archive: Teaching Artists Summit

Keynote Talk by Sabina Ott

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. 

 

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Ushering in a New Era and New Opportunities at Experimental Sound Studio

On July 2, hundreds flocked to Constellation/Links Hall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Experimental Sound Studio—the nimble non-profit arts organization that has for three decades been advancing the understanding of and elevating the discourse around sound as an elemental creative force in all media.

FIELD/WORK Archive: Measure Twice, Hammer Once

An Exhibition Skills Primer

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.

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.

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.

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