Chicago-based novelist discusses the craft of writing, her two novels, and the benefits of artist retreats.
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.
When Elle Casazza takes the stage, she takes the room, as well—a fact that any Chicagoan who has seen the “fearless, sultry and powerful” artist perform live will likely attest to.
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.
Artists and creative entrepreneurs need to know what it takes to make sure the business side of one’s art practice is cultivated and nurtured. Through hands-on activities, handouts, and digital tools, participants will learn to build their business toolkit for a self-sustaining career.
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.
Chicago Artists Coalition’s FIELD/WORK is a year-round program of workshops, personalized consultations, peer learning exchanges, and tutorials providing artists of all disciplines and career stages with the educational skills needed for creative and professional success.
You may have heard Akenya Seymour on Chance the Rapper’s #10Day or at one of her jazz showcases around the city. A graduate of the Chicago Academy of the Arts who went on to study jazz voice at Boston’s New England Conservatory, 23-year-old multi-genre artist Akenya Seymour is a force to be reckoned with.
Local funders and artist grantees discuss successful strategies for artists seeking grants.
The Chicago Artists Coalition's Survival Guide video series focuses on financial planning, social media marketing and legal issues for entrepreneurial artists. Meet the Survival Guide specialists as they share their insights on common career development questions.
Designer and artistic counselor Alice Berry discusses her designing career, the nature of her practice, and how an artistic identity affects artists' lives.
Lead curator Claudine Isé talks about what makes The Annual so important to Chicago artists and what we can expect at this inaugural event.
On the tenth anniversary of See Chicago Dance, the growth of the dance community in Chicago, and the challenges faced by Chicago dance artists.
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford on his current projects, the possibilities of site-specific work, and advice for getting funded.
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.