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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
DCASE Opportunities for Artists and Creative Professionals (Chicago,IL)
Calls for Artists and Creatives
Lake FX A&R Auditions
Applications open January 19 - February 5
The Lake FX Summit & Expo, the region's largest FREE conference
for artists and creatives, is this May 13-15. New this year, the Lake
FX A&R Auditions are an opportunity for select Chicagoland-based
musicians to showcase their work live in front of A&R executives
from DefJam/Universal, BMG, Big Machine Label Group and others. Solo
artists and bands are invited to submit a FREE application with a two
minute live performance video to be considered for an audition spot. For
submission information and criteria, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/LFX_AR_Auditions.
Taste of Chicago Vendor Applications
Applications open January 19 - February 26 Vendor
Applications are now being accepted for this year's Taste of Chicago,
the premier free-admission food festival showcasing the diversity of
Chicago's dining scene. The event is a vibrant experience for visitors
and vendors, with a diverse line-up of food options and world-class
entertainment all set in beautiful Grant Park on Lake Michigan this July
6-10. Last year, Taste of Chicago attracted more than 1.4 million
visitors, creating an ideal opportunity to market your restaurant to new
audiences. There are three ways for a food vendor to participate: as a
five-day vendor, a one or two-day pop-up vendor or as a food truck. This
flexibility allows the festival to be accessible to all establishment
types across the city. For more information on each vending type,
eligibility requirements and how to apply, vendors should visit TasteofChicago.us.
Lake FX Marketplace by DOSE Market
Applications open now As part of this
year's Lake FX Summit + Expo, Dose Market will curate an extraordinary
group of Chicago makers for a pop up marketplace on Sunday, May 15, 10am
to 4pm at the Chicago Cultural Center. The second Lake FX Marketplace
curated by Dose Market will feature approximately 80 makers creating in
the disciplines of food, fashion, film, music and art, selling and
showcasing the best Chicago-made work. Apply now to be a vendor at www.dosemarket.com/lakefx.
Location: South Loop, 800 S. Desplaines St., Chicago, IL
Submissions Accepted: Ongoing
Grants for Arts Organizations
2016 CityArts Program for Nonprofit Organizations
Application Open January 20, Submission Deadline February 24
Attention Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations! If you are a
Chicago-based arts organization in search of funding, DCASE provides
one-year general operating support grants to organizations with vibrant
artistic or cultural programming. Tocheck eligibility requirements, funding categories, grant amounts and grant calendar,please visit chicagoculturalgrants.org.
Events & Workshops for Artists and Creatives
Opening Your Own Venue: How to Navigate City Licensing
Tuesday, February 2, 5:30-6:30pm, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
Wednesday, February 3, 12-1pm, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 805
Dylan Rice, Director of Creative Industries-Music at the
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE),
gives a primer on City licensing processes required to open a venue and
provides helpful resources and tips that save time and money along the
way. Referencing the City's new Venue Licensing Toolkit,
this presentation walks through the application processes for the City
of Chicago's Public Place of Amusement (PPA) license and Performing Arts
Venue (PAV) license. No RSVP or reservation required. Seating is
available on a first come, first serve basis. In collaboration with the
Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection and the Small
Chicago Farmers Markets Technical Workshops
Wednesday, February 3, 10am and 5pm, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
Wednesday, February 20, 10am and 5pm, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
Looking to start a Farmers Market in your area? Want to know what permits are required? Or just curious to see what it takes to start a market in your area? The Chicago Farmers Markets Program
will be hosting a series of Technical Workshops to help put you in the
right direction of starting a Farmers Market. Advance registration is
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events | 78 E. Washington St., 4th Fl. | Chicago | IL | 60602