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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events>> DCASE News & Events - January 2017
The Juicebox family music and performance series brings hip
hop, world music, jazz and more to entertain and educate young children
this winter and spring. Geared toward the "stroller set" but enjoyed by
the whole family, performers at the free series include Jabberwocky
Marionettes, Laura Doherty & The Hearbeats and Trinity Academy of
Irish Dance. The series runs 11-11:45am, January 6 to May 20 on
alternating Fridays at the Chicago Cultural Center and Saturdays at the
Garfield Park Conservatory. View the full schedule.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and
Special Events have declared 2017 as the "Year of Public Art" in
Chicago with a new 50x50 Neighborhood Arts Project, the creation of a
Public Art Youth Corps, a new Public Art Festival, exhibitions,
performances, tours and more. The citywide celebration commemorates the
50th anniversary of two of our most seminal public artworks - the
Picasso in Daley Plaza and the Wall of Respect which once stood at 43rd
Street and Langley Avenue on the South Side - and highlights the
important role that public art has played in Chicago's history. For more
information, visit cityofchicago.org/yopa.
IncentOvate Grants Support New Art Projects Across Chicago
DCASE is pleased to announce its 2016/2017 IncentOvate
Program grant recipients: the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the
Chicago History Museum, Chicago Public Media, Illinois Humanities, the
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the National Museum of Mexican Art,
the Old Town School of Folk Music and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The
City of Chicago will award competitive grants totaling $550,000 to these
cultural institutions to support creative projects across Chicago
including a 1,000 voice choir, an International Latino Theater Festival
and a concert tour through the last 100 years of Chicago music. The
applications for CityArts Program grants for smaller nonprofit
organizations open in a few weeks. For eligibility criteria and
application information, visit chicagoculturalgrants.org.
Free, Free, Free!
Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Neighborhood Tour
The Festival Neighborhood Tour fosters an appreciation of
puppetry in every corner of the city by presenting three Festival
artists -- Schroeder Cherry, Interstate Arts and Magali Chouinard -- at
six locations including the Chicago Cultural Center. These FREE events
invite families to share a full day of activity, or to sample
performances and drop in on workshops as they please. More information
about the events happening January 21 to 28 can be found at chicagopuppetfest.org.