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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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