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April 2005, 8 posts, 206 lines


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Will there be new artist live/work spaces? yes

Will there be realtors and mortgage brokers who understand what artists need? yes

Can I find a rehearsal space? yes

Can I attend for only an hour or so? yes

Will there be other artists and groups to collaborate with? yes

Can I learn how to develop an artist condo? yes

Can I learn about renters rights and other legal matters? yes

Is it for families, seniors and groups too? yes

Is it free? yes

What is the workshop schedule? see below

Chicago Artists Space and Housing Expo

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington

Saturday April 2, 2004 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshop Schedule (10:30-2:30)

(2 workshops run concurrently)


So You Wanna Open a Theata'? Inspections, Regulations and Tips

Presenters: League of Chicago Theater and Julie Burros, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs


How to End the Credit Blues: Re-Building Your Financial Health

Presenter: Warren Davis, UCAN


Small Business Financing

Presenter: Marcy Mermel, Chicago Realty Partners


The Legalities of Home Ownership, Commercial Space & Live/Work Space

Presenter: William Pecquet, attorney at law


What is Mutual Housing and How can it Work for Artists?

Presenters: Laura Weathered, Near Northwest Arts Council, and Mark Fink, Chicago Mutual Housing


Tax Sales and Alternative Purchasing Options

Presenter: Eileen Hamer, independent realtor, and Marcy Mermel, Chicago Realty Partners


Storefronts and other Non-traditional Buildings as Live, Work and Performance Space

Presenter: Mary Fishman, Fishman Studio


City Artist Space Initiatives -- FAQs

Presenters: Barbara Koenen, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs; Ele Gross, Chicago Department of Housing; and LaShawnda Crowe Storm, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs


Working with the City: Building Code, Zoning and Permits

Presenters: Chicago Department Construction and Permits and Chuck Walton, House Doctors


Moving from Rental to Ownership: I'm an Artist, How Can I Get a Mortgage?

Presenter: Sherry Rontos, Chicago Department of Housing

Please pass this on to others who might be interested.

Barbara Koenen
-Project Manager
-Office of Cultural Planning
-Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
-312-744-7649 bkoenen at


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Can somebody tell me the name of the artist of that trailer emerging from the plaza in front of the MCA? Their website is totally obscure about who is who and what is what. TBH /jno


elmgreen and dragset

On Apr 4, 2005, at 2:22 AM, jno wrote:

Lorelei Stewart Director, Gallery 400

College of Architecture and the Arts University of Illinois at Chicago 1240 West Harrison Street Chicago, IL 60607 312-996-6114 tel 312-355-3444 fax




Saw it, thought I'd pass it on. I love this site.



Hi Othergroupers,

We are hiring artists to do research for Chicago Artists Resource for the launch in October. See description below, and please pass this on to anyone you think would be interested.

Thank you,


Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) seeks practicing visual artists to research, curate and write about local and national opportunities and resources for Chicago artists (e.g. grants, exhibition opportunities, materials, live/work space, etc.). Information gathered will become part of Chicago Artists Resource, a new DCA website initiative that will be launched in October 2005 during Chicago Artists Month. Chicago Artists Resource (CAR) will provide artists with comprehensive information on opportunities, resources and services to support their practice and sustain their lives as artists in Chicago. Research will be conducted via the internet, phone interviews, and in-person meetings with key Chicago arts service providers.

Qualified applicants will have the following qualities:
-An active studio practice, and regular interaction with the Chicago Art community
-Excellent writing skills, including copy-editing experience
-Experience researching opportunities for visual artists (either for their own use or another purpose)
-Internet research experience
-Familiarity with MS Word and Excel
-Excellent organizational skills
-Attention to detail, and ability to focus on precise work for long periods of time
-Ability to work independently, and to think creatively about how to approach content development and research
-Excellent communication skills (as some phone and in-person networking and interviews will be required for content development)
-A strong personal commitment to helping other artists
-Laptop with wireless internet helpful but not required

Position will be 1-2 days/week, from June 1st to October 1st, with possible renewal.

Pay Rate: $15 an hour

To apply, email resume and cover letter to: Sara Schnadt, Information and Web Development Specialist, s_schnadt at

See CAR prototype at: See similar projects at:,

Application Closing Date: 5/16/05

Sara Schnadt Information and Web Development Specialist Cultural Planning Division Department of Cultural Affairs 312-742-1771 s_schnadt at


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