Saturday, April 16, 2011

To Art and Profit

This is the 2nd weekend for the To Art and Profit performance series at Links Hall and other locations. 
Info from their site...
To Art & Profit is an interdisciplinary performance series augmented with arts-focused dialogues and Carnival-inspired street theatre spectacle throughout the city of Chicago.

The festival pairs Chicago-based artists across discipline and genre, asking them to create performances around select themes and questions:  What is the value of creative labor?

How can we practice a more conscientious capitalism, one that allows art makers to make a living while still nourishing the human spirit?

How can we democratize art production, widening the scope of creative voices and expressions brought to public spaces and stages?

Each performance weekend will be linked to different Chicago neighborhoods (Logan Square, Pilsen, Bronzeville).

To Art and Profit aims to connect and engage different neighborhoods around Chicago around the value of art and artists to their immediate and global community.
Finding various ways to invite community participation, this series explores how art can be profitable, accountable and accessible. In addition to the Links performances, there will be street theater spectacles and public discussions on the following themes:

March 18-20: What Is It Good For? Defining Art's Purpose Now

April 15-17: Quit Bullshittin': Recognizing Division and Building Solidarity in the Artsay 20-22: Come As You Are: Re-Imagining Art with a Conscience

For more information, visit

There's info here on the schedule and a promo video here...

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