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Wednesday, November 01, 2017
DCASE News & Events - November 2017 ( Chicago,IL.)
Through January 7, 2018 Chicago Cultural Center and other venues citywide The second edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America, showcases the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in these fields. This year's Biennial features over 140 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme "Make New History." For more information, visit chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org.
November 17, 2017-January 6, 2018 Millennium Park and surrounding venues Featuring your favorite seasonal traditions, ice skating, music, exhibitions and family fun, Millennium Park will be the epicenter of holiday fun in Chicago. Enjoy the 104th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and the opening of the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink and Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon on November 17. Then, don't miss events like the Wreathing of the Lions, Caroling at Cloud Gate, the Dance-Along Nutcracker, the Do-It-Yourself Messiah, gingerbread house decorating and more. Information at millenniumpark.org.
Last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced Chicago's first public art plan. Chicago has long been a global leader in commissioning and celebrating public art, and the new Chicago Public Art Plan acknowledges that the field of public art is expanding and recognizes that new public art commissions should welcome creativity in all of its forms. The full Public Art Plan is available at cityofchicago.org/yopa.
Lead grant support for the Chicago Public Art Plan was provided by Allstate Insurance Company.
Year of Creative Youth
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have designated 2018 as the "Year of Creative Youth." This will represent an over $2 million investment by the City of Chicago, and will include a Creative Youth Festival across the Millennium Park Campus, performance opportunities for teens at city festivals and partner events, cultural grants and convenings for youth arts organizations and a marketing campaign among other events. For information and updates on the Year of Creative Youth, visit cityofchicago.org/yocy.
Congratulations to the 2018 IncentOvate grant recipients! As part of the Year of Creative Youth, DCASE is awarding $200,000 to arts organizations organizing creative youth-focused projects including:
- Art Institute of Chicago - Teen Programs
- Chicago Children's Choir - Long Way Home
- Inner-City Muslim Action Network - Beloved Community Ceramic Arts Studio
- Lincoln Park Zoo - Wild Marshall Square Sculpture Project
- National Museum of Mexican Art - Year of Creative Youth Exhibition and Chill Set Series
- Old Town School of Folk Music - Music Moves: An Arts & Community Wellness Initiative
Visit chicagoculturalgrants.org for more information on the Chicago Cultural Grants Program including the IncentOvate grants and the Individual Arts Program grants which are currently accepting applications through December 1.
Free, Free, Free!
The Future of Public Art in Chicago
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
Presented by The Department of Museum Education, DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly and others will discuss the future of public art in Chicago. FREE Thursday evenings to Illinois Residents.
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