Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Arts Infusion Final Report 2014 - 2015

Hello all,

This is a friendly reminder that the 2014-2015 final report is due soon.  I'm encouraging everyone to submit to the Trust as soon as possible so the reports can be included in the evaluation.  Use the link below to find the report template.  To have your report included in the final evaluation please submit to the Trust by July 24th. 

Beggar's Banquet
 A HotHouse Revival 

HotHouse is seeking performance artists
 musicians, chefs and other collaborators for our one-of-a-kind participatory harvest celebration this fall.

The Beggar's Banquet will feature
in situ performances and art installations (around 48 acres of undeveloped land near Heston,Indiana) and culminate in a community feast.

inquiries also 312 752-5316
please communicate your interest to us by July 15
The goal of this project is to come together in an unexpected way to share talent, build community and make art.



HotHouse is also seeking materials support for this project. Please contact us if you have access to or have sources for any of the following to lend for the weekend
  • generator
  • outdoor refriegeration
  • tent (at least 20 x 30)
  • lanterns
hothouse3.0@gmail.com for correspondence 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Smart Chicago is running a Youth-led Tech Program this summer in five Chicago neighborhoods: Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, and Roseland. We are continuing to recruit youth who are between 13 and 18 years old, Chicago residents, and interested in technology. All tech skill levels are welcomed.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Civic Chamber with Hubbard Street 2

7:30 PM
Rzewski, Prokofiev, Pärt, Tenney
Friday, June 12, 2015

Join musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and narrator Ozivell Ecford / O.Z Bangaz for Coming Together/Attica, Frederic Rzewski’s monumental, semi-improvisational, early-minimalistic masterpiece chronicling the 1971 Attica Prison riots. Paired with works by James Tenney and Arvo Pärt and featuring original choreography by dancers of Hubbard Street 2, this program serves as the season finale performance for the Civic Orchestra and its eight Citizen Musician Fellows. Admissions includes complimentary beverages.
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone 312-294-3000
Fax 312-294-3329

or www.ozbangazmusic.com

Man of the House Performance June 26, 2015 at 6PM

On April 17, 2015. Storycatchers Theatre's Temporary LockDown program presented a preview performance of the first 30 pages of their 1 act play "Man of the House". On June 26, 2015, the fully staged production of "Man of the House" will open to the community. This is a Storycatchers Theatre production of the play in its entirety. Storycatchers Theatre prepares youth to consider positive life choices through the process of creating, performing, and producing original musical plays that are based on personal life stories. Most of the youth that Storycatchers Theatre serves are incarcerated or court involved youth. Through writing and performing personal stories, the youth learn empathy, teamwork, tact, commitment, trust, and success.

Ozivell Ecford  has co-composed music for this production. He is also directing it. Cheryl Coons is the Program Manager for the TLD program. It is sure to be a moving experience. I invite you to visit storycatcherstheatre.org to RSVP for the performance. The performance is June 26, 2015 at 6PM. It will be in the 2nd floor chapel of the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. refreshments will be served after.

Must RSVP by JUNE 10, 2015. Attendees must be over 18 with a valid I.D. Atire for this event is business casual.There is no cover charge. Attendees should arrive by 5:30PM.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Apply by May 20
to offer IHC Road Scholar presentations in three categories.

We're preparing for the 2015-16 edition of our Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars speakers bureau. Since 1997, this program has given many of Illinois' foremost scholars, teachers, authors, and artists the opportunity to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with people throughout our state. It also enables cultural organizations in communities of all sizes to host compelling humanities presentations at an affordable cost.
The application period for speakers interested in joining our 2015-16 Road Scholars roster ended on May 8th. We received many excellent applications, but we're eager for additional applications from people interested in offering presentations that would
1) appeal to people ages 16-25
2) interest Latino/a Illinoisans and could be delivered in Spanish
3) address topics and themes related to water and its cultural significance.
For this reason, we are extending the application period until Wednesday, May 20, at 5pm for anyone who wishes to offer presentations that fit any of the three categories above. If you are interested, please apply here. If you know someone who might be interested, please forward this message and encourage them to apply.
Further information is available here or from Matt Meacham, the program coordinator, at mwm@prairie.org or (312) 422-5589. Thank you!

If selected, IHC Road Scholars are expected to... Give up to six presentations during each program year (at times mutually agreed upon with host organizations); Attend a half-day speaker orientation; Encourage dialogue and conversation among their program audiences; Provide their own mode of transportation (travel costs are reimbursed by the IHC); Reach out to potential host organizations to generate interest in their presentation.
 Compensation: Selected speakers are engaged as contract employees of the Illinois Humanities Council and will receive an honorarium of $150-$300 per program, dependent upon total miles traveled. In addition, the IHC will reimburse the speaker for mileage, meals, and lodging expenses.
Presentation topics: The IHC seeks speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, including science, history, literature, art, music, philosophy, government, etc. While an academic background in your topic is not a requirement, we do ask that your topic is well-researched and thoughtfully presented. We do not consider instructional workshops or how-to programs (ex: “Learn How to Speak in Public”). Topics do not have to be about Illinois, though we do ask you to consider the relevance and appeal of your topic to all Illinoisans. Furthermore, if your program is Chicago-centric or geographically-focused in some other way, we encourage you to find an aspect of the topic that would appeal to audiences around the state. In general, we’re looking for topics that pique our curiosity and surprise our intellects -- topics that will challenge our audiences and invite them to consider the remarkable, the strange, the fantastic, the tragic, the humorous, and the beautiful. We hope to assemble a roster of IHC Road Scholars programs that, in their totality, will take our audiences on a journey in which they can examine the world in all its varied shades and help them to see and understand all that it contains, including the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Passport To the Arts

 Passport to the Arts

May 16, 2014

10:00 AM – 2PM

Free Teen Arts Expo

Workshops, food, fun and music

Free workshops with:  
Lookingglass Theatre Company
Joel Hall Dancers
Free Spirit Media

Special Guest Host - Phenom 

Loyola University
Mundelein Center for the Arts
1032 W. Sheridan