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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An Artist Counseling Artists

A Conversation with Alice Berry

Designer and artistic counselor Alice Berry discusses her designing career, the nature of her practice, and how an artistic identity affects artists' lives.

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