The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to supporting artists and cultural organizations, investing in the creative economy, and expanding access and participation in the arts throughout Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. As a collaborative cultural presenter, arts funder, and advocate for creative workers, our programs and events serve Chicagoans and visitors of all ages and backgrounds, downtown and in diverse communities across our city — to strengthen and celebrate Chicago.
DCASE programs the Chicago Cultural Center located in downtown Chicago, providing artists and organizations the opportunity to create and showcase their work. During 2022’s Year of Chicago Dance, a new floor was installed in the building’s Dance Studio, creating a functional rehearsal space for dance of all styles. DCASE is now launching the Chicago Cultural Center Dance Studio Residency to provide space, time and $10,000-$25,000 in funding for dancemakers seeking to create new work.
The goals of the Dance Studio Residency Program include:
- Position the Dance Studio as a community asset for the development of new work
- Create intersections between performing artists and the public
- Offer co-learning opportunities for Chicago’s dance community
- Support a diverse group of artists reflective of the city of Chicago and its cultural landscape
DEADLINE: December 8, 2022