Professional Development Articles

Chicago Film Office now accepting submissions for 2017/2018 Filmmaker-In-Residence

The Independent Film Initiative (IFI)

The Independent Film Initiative (IFI) is a program of the Chicago Film Office – a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events – designed to retain, promote and provide career enhancing opportunities for local film industry professionals and media makers with the goal to fos

David Byrne's "What Good Are the Arts?"

David Byrne Addresses the Current Economic Crises Facing the Arts

David Byrne's "What Good Are the Arts" responds to the proposed Trump administration budget cuts and an address Byrne gave at his local City Hall. Read an excerpt of his article below:

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.

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