Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy holidays from DanceWorks Chicago

Hope everyone is enjoying a festive/restful/magical/fill-in-your-own-adjective holiday season!

Here's to more creativity and adventure in 2014!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

DCASE Grant Opportunity

On Friday, December 6, The Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE) Cultural Grants Program will be launching our 2014 Individual Artist Program which provides project grants for individual artists and creative professionals.  We are looking to reach as many artists as possible across the City and are asking for your assistance in that effort.

Attached to this email, you will find a flyer with more details about the Individual Artists Program. Please let us know if you are able to help disseminate information through your networks via email, newsletters, or your website. We can provide additional content if it is helpful.

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS PROGRAM OVERVIEW – Opens December 6, 2013/Closes January 13, 2014 5PM CST
The goal of the Individual Artists Program (IAP) is to discover, nurture and expand Chicago’s practicing artists and creative professionals. Through this grant program, DCASE will award project grants to Chicago-based artists and creative professionals over 18 years of age, at all career levels (emerging, mid-career, mature), and working across numerous disciplines. We will support those working in both the traditional fine arts as well as the for-profit creative industries. Grant sizes typically range from $2,000-$5,000.  The Individual Artists Program encompasses  support through two different Funding Categories:
Creation of Artistic Work – Provides project support for practicing artists and creative professionals to develop or create artistic work. 
Professional Development – Supports professional development opportunities, projects and programs related to the career of a practicing artist or creative professional.

To be eligible to apply for the Individual Artists Program grant, applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
• Be a professional artist or creative professional.
• Work within one or more of the following disciplines/areas: Visual, Music (vocal and instrumental), Dance, Theater, Performance Art, Interdisciplinary, Literary, Design (includes Fashion, Industrial, and Costume), Film, Curatorial and Archival; and
• Be at least 18 years old; and
• Be a United States citizen or a holder of permanent alien status; and
• Be a resident of the city of Chicago, Illinois.

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