Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Chicago Artists Health Care Town Hall

Learn about Affordable Care Act and get a free Flu Shot
Friday, December 5, 4–8pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 5th Floor

Free Admission. Click here to make an appointment with an Insurance Navigator.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events invite you to the 2014 Chicago Artists Health Care Town Hall on Friday, December 5, 4–8pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. The town hall event is part of Mayor Emanuel’s Enroll Chicago! initiative to provide uninsured Chicago residents with information and resources that will enable them to take full advantage of new options available to them under the Affordable Care Act.

“Too many artists are uninsured. This event is a terrific opportunity to learn how to obtain health insurance with full benefits at a reasonable cost,” said Mayor Emanuel.

At this free event, people can learn about the Affordable Care Act, meet with a state-certified Enrollment Navigator to sign up for insurance, get a free flu shot and connect with a range of health organizations and services including Health and Disability Advocates, MusiCares, and more.

James Brown, Director of National Health Services at The Actors Fund, and founder of AHIRC (Artists Health Insurance Resouce), will present on the basics of insurance and explain how the Affordable Care Act works.

While the event is free, reservations for a Navigator Appointment are requested by December 1. Click here to RSVP. Navigator Appointment / Wait List confirmation and instructions will be emailed prior to the event.

If you plan to sign up for health insurance, be sure to bring the following documents:

A valid social security number (or document number for legal residents) Employer and income verification for household (W-2, pay-stubs, etc.) Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans. The 2014 Chicago Artists Health Care Town Hall is presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health, The Actors Fund, MusiCares, Enroll America | Get Covered America, and the Hearst Foundations.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Industry Ticket Offers

Mud, River, Stone - Eclipse Theatre at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport is offering $10 industry tickets for all Thursday and Friday performances at 7:30pm through December 12th. Mention code word INDUSTRY at the box office. For more information, call 773-935-6875 or visit

Iphigenia in Aulis - Court Theatre, 5535 S Ellis Ave, is offering $10 rush tickets starting one hour before performances to industry professionals to all performances through Dec 7th. Offer is subject to rush ticket availability and is limited to one per industry member with proof of industry. Best availability for this Friday 11/21 and Thanksgiving Weekend!

Living the History – 125 Years of the Auditorium Theatre - 50 E. Congress Parkway, is offering $25 industry tickets on December 9, 2014 with Patti LuPone, John Mahoney, singers from the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Apollo Chorus, dancers from The Joffrey Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and an All-Star Rock Band made up of legendary Chicago musicians, including Jim Peterik, lead singer of Survivor.Buy tickets online here: or in person at 50 E Congress Parkway (save on fees!).

Matt & Ben - First Floor Theater at Collaboraction, 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, is offering $12 industry tickets for any performance through Dec 13. Please enter the code THEMAPPLES when reserving tickets online at

Monday, November 17, 2014

Space Availability at Collaboraction

Collaboraction's new cabaret space, The Salon, is open. There is currently availability from January 2015 onwards. The space is a unique, intimate space that is perfect for comedy, improv and solo shows. Contact for more information and to arrange a viewing.

2014 Eclipse Theatre Corona Award

Thursday, November 13, 2014

DCASE 2015 Individual Artists Program Grant Application Now Open!

The DCASE Cultural Grants team is excited to announce that the applications for both Tracks of the 2015 Individual Artists Program (IAP) are now open. IAP aims to discover and nurture Chicago's practicing artists and creative professionals through project-based grants.

• The Creative Projects Track of IAP seeks to encourage the development of experimental, risk-taking projects that advance artists' careers and expose them to new audiences. This program is partially supported by a Grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The application deadline is Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5pm CST.
• The Professional Development Track of IAP provides support for artists to develop or deepen artistic, administrative or organizational skills to become more competitive in the creative marketplace. The application deadline is Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 5pm CST.

IAP guidelines, eligibility criteria and review processes are available on the DCASE Cultural Grants Program website.

ADA 25 Chicago Partners Network Meeting

Partners Meeting
Monday, November 17, 2014
Access Living
115 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654

Learn about how you can be part of emerging plans to leverage the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2015, and make metropolitan Chicago work for all of us. Join us to meet colleagues working across disciplines, brainstorm anniversary programs and help shape game-changing regional initiatives.

RSVP to Cathy Bonfield, at

Let us know if you need any accommodations to participate in this meeting.

For more information, please visit our website:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Industry Ticket Offer

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s CJP @ Ten - Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, is offering $12.50 industry tickets in honor of its 125th Anniversary for the Nov 14 performance. Use code INDUSTRY. Tickets available online at or at the box office at 50 E Congress Pkwy.

Dance Theatre of Harlem - Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Parkway, is offering $25 industry tickets for performances November 21-23. Use code INDUSTRY. Tickets available online at or at the box office at 50 E Congress Pkwy.

The Testament of Mary - Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, is offering $15 industry tickets for the 11/15, 11/18 and 11/19 performances of the 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best Play written by award-winning author Colm Tóibín, directed by Artistic Director Emeritus Dennis Zacek. Use the discount code INDUSTRY to get $15 tickets.

The Cryptogram by David Mamet - Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway, is offering a limited amount of $15 industry tickets for their critically acclaimed production of this Mamet classic, on the following dates: Thursday November 20th, Friday November 21st, Friday December 5th at 8 pm, Sunday November 23 and 30th at 7 pm. Use the discount code INDUSTRY to get $15 tickets by phone at 773-549-1815 or on-line at

Rudolph the Red Hosed Reindeer - Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., is offering a $12 industry night on Monday, Dec. 22, 7:30pm. $12 tickets with code word "industry" online, phone or door with resume.

Filament's 2000sqft blackbox is available for rehearsals/performances/events in 2015

Filament Theater is a 2000sqft Blackbox storefront with 15ft ceilings (no columns), and a 120 maximum occupancy. The space is equipped with a full sprung floor, full grid, seating risers (easily movable), chairs, theatrical black curtains, a sound system and a theatrical lighting system. Other amenities include a large dressing room/green room, kitchenette, lofted tech booth, storage space, a large lobby, and a separate rehearsal room (about 800sqft).

Filament is located at 4041 N Milwaukee in the heart of the Six Corners Shopping District accessible via the Irving Park Blue line/ Irving Park Bus or the Milwaukee Bus. On our block there is a coffee shop, a frozen yogurt shop, a Jimmy Johns, a gastropub directly across the street, and more! Also across the street is the Portage Theater (a 1300 seat movie palace).

Filament Theatre is on the ground floor of a 4 story arts center including the National Veteran's Arts Museum, Jeff Semmerling's Inside Out Art Studio & Mask Shop, and soon the Chicago Ballet Center will be moving in!

In 2015 Filament is available for prime time performance rentals in: February/March/April, June/July/August, November/December Off night performance slots and rehearsal times are available throughout the year. Filament also currently has rehearsal space available. If you are interested please visit our Space Finder Chicago page:

To learn more about Filament, we encourage you to visit the About Us page of our website:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Industry Ticket Offers

The Mousetrap - Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. is offering $15 tickets to theatre industry professionals for evening performances November 7-13. Offer available by phone or walk-up, must mention the code INDUSTRY to reserve. Proof of industry (headshot, business card, etc.) required upon ticket pickup.

Mud, River, Stone - Eclipse Theatre at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport is offering $8 industry tickets for all preview performances on November 6th, 7th and 8th at 7:30pm. Also, $10 industry tickets for November 13th and 14th. Mention code word INDUSTRY at the box office. For more information, call 773-935-6875 or visit

The Humans - American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St, is offering $15 industry tickets valid for all Thursday night performances. Please mention the code INDUSTRY by phone or at the box office. Proof of industry (headshot, business card, etc.) required when picking up tickets. Call 773-409-4125 or visit for more information.

Devil’s Day Off - Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, is offering $15 industry tickets for any Friday performance through November 22. Please mention the code INDUSTRY when reserving tickets by phone or walk-up. Call 773.698.7389 or visit for more information.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event

Monday, November 17, 6 - 8 p.m.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave.
Finding a job after your internship or apprenticeship can seem daunting even in the large and supportive Chicago theatre community. How do you stand out and succeed in a crowded field of applicants? What makes Chicago unique from other theatre communities and how can you thrive here? The Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event is the only event of its kind to help interns and apprentices make new professional connections and learn from the experience of artists and administrators who are working in the city. Breakout groups include: Artistic/Casting, Development/Special Events, Education/Outreach, Literary Management/Dramaturgy, Marketing/PR, Production Management, Stage Management, Theatre Management and Technical/Design. Refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE but space is limited! RSVP to to attend. Please pass on to your company's interns.

Ingenuity Collaboration & Curriculum Institutes

Ingenuity Collaboration & Curriculum Institutes
November 17 & December 3
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

We are in the final two weeks of registration for arts education providers who are interested in exploring best practices around curriculum development and alignment, instruction, assessment and evaluation.

The Institute will focus on the following disciplines: music, dance, theater and visual arts and be lead by four leading Chicago Public School arts instructors from Ravenswood Elementary School, Senn High School, Walter Payton High School and Lindblom High School. The Institute will also explore curriculum alignment to the Common Core State Standards.

Who: Program Managers and Curriculum Creators working with CPS

What: Collaboration and Curriculum Institute

Where: Centrally Located in City (TBD)

Why: To strengthen your current program curriculum design, to explore best practices, to learn new approaches and to share curriculum practices within a learning community

Ingenuity will be accepting 12 applicants per discipline. Institute will include resources for the development of new teaching materials, lesson plans, evaluation tools to fulfill each partners program goals.

Please complete this brief application form by November 7th if you are interested in participating. You will be notified by November 10 regarding your acceptance. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ellen Messner at or 312.583-7461.

DCASE In the Works Residency Program Now Accepting Applications

In the Works is the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' residency program and gives emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the most suitable DCASE space. Each showing is a unique opportunity for audiences to get a behind-the-scenes look at new work by Chicago artists.

In The Works performance Submissions Accepted: Applications for residencies from January–August 2015 will be open from October 17-November 17, 2014. Applications must be submitted by 5pm CST on November 17th. Late or incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

Click here for more information and to download the application.