Creative Practice

Professional development resources relating to aspects of your creative practice "in the studio."


Scott Silberstein

How did you get started documenting Chicago's dance community?

Television and Music Producer Scott Silberstein offers valuable thoughts on how dancers and choreographers can best document their work, and explains some of his approaches to filming dance and movement.

Vera Scekic

What is the value of working in alternative spaces?

Working in alternative spaces has been invaluable for my career as an artist.

A few weeks ago, an acquaintance was at my studio looking at some of the work I had completed over the past decade. A water pipe had burst in my space the previous weekend, and I was in the process of checking the work for damage (there was none, fortunately). My friend stood patiently as I looked things over. As we were preparing to leave, she finally confessed that three or four artists could have produced my work rather than one set of hands.

Tania Richard

As a playwright how do you seek feedback in the beginning stages of writing?

People’s opinions are influenced by so many things and pure objective feedback is a rare commodity.