Culture Catalysts is a monthly series that celebrates and provides a platform for Chicagoans at the epicenter of the cultural scene. Listen to Beth Kligerman, Director of Talent & Talent Development at Second City, and Dylan Rice, Program Director of Creative Industries-Music at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in a conversation about the mechanics of cultivating talent and building infrastructures that allow and encourage artists to remain in Chicago.
Heritage Matters: Food, Fire, & Family was a cultural demonstration event, where participants learned about German and Japanese traditions.After the demonstrations all joined at the table for food tasting from both cultures and a conversation about family meals.
Given the breadth of meaning around the word "independent," Afternoon Shift, decided to focus on three threads: political, personal and cultural, with Laura Beth Nielsen, Susan Nussbaum, Steve Albini and Kim Deal.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has begun to fulfill Rahm Emmanuel’s campaign promise to draft a comprehensive cultural plan for the City of Chicago. We haven’t had a new one since 1986 when Mayor Harold Washington first established the Dept.