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Chicago Artists Month

Recognition to Illinois Artists and Organizations to
Highlight Neighborhood Arts Projects and Events

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City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

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Recognition to Chicago, Illinois artists and arts organizations to highlight independently produced events in all artistic disciplines in local neighborhoods; encourage tourism and small business development; foster collaboration and creative expression and learning. On July 6 and 8 are informational workshops.

CAM 2015 prioritizes:

- Experimental, innovative projects with a strong and original artistic/creative vision;
- New work (however, submissions will be accepted for both new and existing projects);
- Projects seeking to increase public access to and participation in high-quality arts activities/events (especially underrepresented populations);
- Collaboration (between neighborhoods, genres, demographically, or other).

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GrantWatch ID#: 159124

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Chicago Artists Month will take place October 1 – November 15, 2015.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Chicago-based artists, performers, designers, writers, arts and community organizations, and other creatives.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attend a CAM Meet/Greet/Have/Need Learn about CAM and meet potential collaborators.

- Monday July 6, 5-7pm at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. RSVP at

- Wednesday July 8, 6pm at the Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue. RSVP at

Pre-Application Information:

Submissions will be accepted online at from July 13–24, 2015. Selections will be announced in early August.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

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