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“What you make is what matters”

A Conversation with HATCH Resident Raul De Lara

De Lara sat down with CAR to discuss his path, what drew him to sculpture, and the parallels of being an athlete and an artist.

Double Your Impact on #GivingTuesday

Help us serve our artists and community by making a gift this Tuesday!

To carry on the spirit of thankfulness and giving after the holiday, please consider donating to the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC)! Every dollar for every new and increased donation will be matched by the Coleman Foundation.

Living in the Year of Public Art

A Conversation with DCASE Comissioner Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly is the Commissioner of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), which presents and promotes high-quality free festivals, exhibitions, performances and holiday celebrations each year in parks

Live / Work Spaces Around Chicago

In collaboration with Fractured Atlas, CAR presents SpaceFinder, which is a directory of open and available living/working spaces geared toward Chicago's artistic community.

Here is a selection of production and presentation spaces available for rental around the Chicagoland area.

Communication is the Art Form

A conversation with MAKER Grant recipient, Damon Locks

MAKER Grant recipient Damon Locks talks about winning the MAKER Grant, becoming a fulltime artist and its challenges, and how teaching has benefited him.

Singletrack: Benjamim e Edinho

“Swim Swim”

Cornetist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay has been making waves in various circles of the Chicago creati

Professional Development Resource Roundup | August 8, 2016

The latest news, upcoming events, helpful tips, and critical conversations about artists' careers from all around the web.

Chicago Artists Coalition's FIELD/WORK team connects you to the latest news, upcoming events, helpful tips, and critical conversations about artists' careers from all around the web.


Ushering in a New Era and New Opportunities at Experimental Sound Studio

On July 2, hundreds flocked to Constellation/Links Hall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Experimental Sound Studio—the nimble non-profit arts organization that has for three decades been advancing the understanding of and elevating the discourse around sound as an elemental creative force in all media.

Sowing the Seeds of Revolution

A Conversation with MAKER Grant recipients, Melissa Potter and Maggie Puckett

MAKER Grant recipients Melissa Potter and Maggie Puckett discuss their ongoing projects, the driving force behind their practice, and why collaboration is so vital.

Singletrack: HOMME


Homme is Macie Stewart (of Marrow) and Sima Cunningham, and they have what they call a “harmonic connection.”

Lake FX Rewind | A Home of One's Own

How Theaters Find, Finance and Cope with Permanent Spaces

Forging a strong, permanent identity is crucial to theater and dance companies. Having a "destination" space is part of making that happen.

Lake FX Rewind | When History Resonates

The Contemporization of Classic Forms

How do we explore classic stories and theatrical forms in our contemporary culture and why do we feel the need to re-tell ancient stories? Hear established Chicago-based theater-makers discuss the practice of adaptation and why we need to create contemporary classics.