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.
Local funders and artist grantees discuss successful strategies for artists seeking grants.
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.
Designer and artistic counselor Alice Berry discusses her designing career, the nature of her practice, and how an artistic identity affects artists' lives.
Lead curator Claudine Isé talks about what makes The Annual so important to Chicago artists and what we can expect at this inaugural event.
On the tenth anniversary of See Chicago Dance, the growth of the dance community in Chicago, and the challenges faced by Chicago dance artists.
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford on his current projects, the possibilities of site-specific work, and advice for getting funded.
The 2015 MAKER Grant recipient, Samantha Hill, talks about her current project, her hopes to expand it, and what it's like to be an artist in Chicago.
A plan is nothing. Planning is everything. -Dwight Eisenhower
Successful artists as well as businessmen use creative thinking to get from point A to point B. -James Rosenquist
In 2014 Ahmad Simmons was one of four recipients of a $15,000 Lab Artist Award from the Chicago Dancemakers Forum (CDF).
An interview with Erica Mott discussing Cowboys and Vikings Trilogy, her new project, and her definition of failure.
The artist on taking her career in her own hands, founding The Art House, and feminism.
If you’re interested in attending a performance or getting involved in the community, you are quite lucky – Chicago has options!
For Earth Day I visited Chicago's creative reuse center, The WasteShed, to see how art can contribute to sustainability.
Tips and examples of projects to inspire you to make your a idea a reality.
Chicago's own guitarist/playwright/teacher, Fernando Jones, discussing his passion for the blues, including his influences and who he has influenced.