Chicago Dancemakers Forum

Chicago, Illinois, USA
https://www.chicagodancemakers.o…

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Mission

Chicago Dancemakers Forum elevates the field of dance by being a catalyst for the artistic and professional growth of dancemakers, providing time and resources for in-depth exploration and creation. Through robust interaction among dancemakers and with the public, Chicago Dancemakers Forum builds broad support and appreciation for Chicago's diverse dance communities.

What We Do

Chicago Dancemakers Forum is the only organization in Chicago dedicated solely to nurturing artistic advancement in dancemaking; it is also the single largest source of support for individual choreographers in the city with an open call process. Its signature Lab Artists Program makes $20,000 cash grants to choreographers annually. Grants are combined with mentorship throughout the research, development and performance of a newly choreographed work. Past Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artists are diverse in age, gender, race and dance discipline, working in tap, Bharatanatyam, footwork, dance for the camera, voguing, contemporary, modern dance, and more. Many of these artists have built national audiences and international recognition since receiving support from Chicago Dancemakers Forum and, collectively, emanate the distinct character and power of new dance made in Chicago.

Photo: The Era Footwork Crew (2015 Lab Artist, Jamal "Litebulb" Oliver)

Staff

Shawn L
Shawn L.

Programs and Communications Director

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Ginger F.

Executive Director

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La Mar B.

Administrative Coordinator