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Artist and Musician Brian Chippendale at The Creative Independent

Brian Chippendale Discusses Living and Organizing Artist-DIY Spaces

Chippendale recalls his time spent with Fort Thunder, an independent DIY space in Providence, Rhode Island. Find an excerpt of the article below and read the entire essay at The Creative Independent.

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Sustain Arts Launches Chicagoland Platform

Free online tool presents meaningful data for Chicago area artists, arts administrators, funders, and cultural policy makers.

Sustain Arts launched their Chicagoland platform on January 26, 2017 at the Chicago Cultural Center...

“What you make is what matters”

A Conversation with HATCH Resident Raul De Lara

De Lara sat down with CAR to discuss his path, what drew him to sculpture, and the parallels of being an athlete and an artist.

Double Your Impact on #GivingTuesday

Help us serve our artists and community by making a gift this Tuesday!

To carry on the spirit of thankfulness and giving after the holiday, please consider donating to the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC)! Every dollar for every new and increased donation will be matched by the Coleman Foundation.

Living in the Year of Public Art

A Conversation with DCASE Comissioner Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly is the Commissioner of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), which presents and promotes high-quality free festivals, exhibitions, performances and holiday celebrations each year in park

Live / Work Spaces Around Chicago

In collaboration with Fractured Atlas, CAR presents SpaceFinder, which is a directory of open and available living/working spaces geared toward Chicago's artistic community.

Here is a selection of production and presentation spaces available for rental around the Chicagoland area.

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.

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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.

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.”

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