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Here is a selection of production and presentation spaces available for rental around the Chicagoland area.
MAKER Grant recipient Damon Locks talks about winning the MAKER Grant, becoming a fulltime artist and its challenges, and how teaching has benefited him.
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.
MAKER Grant recipients Melissa Potter and Maggie Puckett discuss their ongoing projects, the driving force behind their practice, and why collaboration is so vital.
Forging a strong, permanent identity is crucial to theater and dance companies. Having a "destination" space is part of making that happen.
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.
What we wear is often as important as what we do during our most important life events.
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.
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.
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.
Designer and artistic counselor Alice Berry discusses her designing career, the nature of her practice, and how an artistic identity affects artists' lives.
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.