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5 Questions with...Patrice Perkins

Key legal issues for artists

In anticipation of Patrice Perkins’ upcoming program Office Hours: Legal Education* on Wednesday, March 9 at Chicago Artists Coalition, CAC’s Education Assistant Rachel McDermott discussed some of the key legal issues for artists with Patrice.

Planning and Goal Suggestions

By Karen Atkinson, courtesy of Side Street Projects

Why Plan?

A plan is nothing. Planning is everything.  -Dwight Eisenhower

Successful artists as well as businessmen use creative thinking to get from point A to point B. -James Rosenquist

"Art is an Action"

An interview with Rebecca George

The artist on taking her career in her own hands, founding The Art House, and feminism.

The WasteShed in Humbolt Park

Reduce, Reuse, Re-art

Creative Reuse at The WasteShed

For Earth Day I visited Chicago's creative reuse center, The WasteShed, to see how art can contribute to sustainability.

Matt Austin

Venue Exploration: The Perch

The evolution of an alternative art space

The venue has evolved from a dining series to publishing house, alternative exhibition space, and pseudo-residency.

Maria Gaspar

Granted: Maria Gaspar

An interview the 2014 Maker Grant recipient.

This year’s $1000 award was granted to Maria Gaspar, who is engaged in transdisciplinary practices that individually or collectively mediate or occupy different sites to create ephemeral and permanent scenarios.

Adobe Youth Voices

Adobe Youth Voices: Interview with Media Mentors

Igniting creative confidence in youth and empowering their voices to create with purpose.

Through the support of a local media mentor and an online community of educators from almost one hundred countries, Chicago Public Schools educators have the ability to learn from others, share their knowledge and post student projects for feedback.

Amalie Drury

Tips and Tricks: Get Paid

Once you turn in your story, they'll likely move on to the next project and won't be thinking about the money you're owed. So be proactive about requesting, filling out and returning payment forms like contracts, W-9s and invoices.

Shannon Stratton

The Little Things

Small gestures of gratitude make a difference in the arts.

Learning to say no might be one little thing we can all do for ourselves, and each other.

John Preus

Granted: John Preus

On winning the 2014 MAKER Grant

Honesty comes in different flavors: brutal, gentle, tactful, diplomatic, revelatory. Pick your flavor, but don't be an asshole.

Dancing in the Street

Legal Considerations when Performing Outside the Box

With the required licenses a performer can worry less about getting caught in the act.

Tom Camacho

The Three Types of Grants

Finding the Best Option for your Non-Profit

In a general sense, there are three overall types of grants: foundation, corporate and government.