Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is an initiative of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) that showcases the work of Chicago’s independent artists and arts organizations; highlights creative activity in Chicago neighborhoods; encourages tourism and small business development; fosters collaboration and opportunities for creative expression and learning. 

CAM is a platform for independently-produced events and programs in all disciplines.  The 20th annual Chicago Artists Month will take place from October 1 - November 15, 2015.

Over 250 independently-produced programs are featured every fall, and selected programs and artists are featured.

CAM 2015 prioritizes: 

  • Experimental, innovative projects demonstrating 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) 

Contact us at chicagoartistsmo@gmail.com 

The 2015 Chicago Artists Month Advisory Group includes:

Nicole Berry                        Expo Chicago

Peter Exley                          Architecture is Fun, CAM Featured Artist 2014 

Leigh Fagin                         Logan Center for the Arts

Emily Faulkner                    Chicago Public Library

Brenda Hernandez               Yollocalli, CAM Curator 2013

Ayesha Jaco                         MOSAIC / Lupe Fiasco Foundation, CAM 2013

Kate Keleman                      Chicago Architecture Biennial

Meida McNeal                      Chicago Park District, CAM Featured Artist 2014

Joseph Ravens                     DFBRLTR 

Ben Thiem                           League of Chicago Theatres 

Chicago Artists Month 2015