ArtsSpace Program

Recognizing that one of the most valuable resources DCASE has to offer is space, in 2018 DCASE launched the ArtsSpace Program, providing a variety of opportunities for cultural organizations to access space at Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center.


DCASE’s current ArtsSpace Programs are:


ArtsSpace Program — Michigan Avenue Galleries

Applications for the 2021 ArtsSpace Program — Michigan Avenue Galleries will open on March 16, 2020 with an application deadline of May 15, 2020 at 5pm CST. Curators are invited to apply to curate exhibitions of work by Chicago area artists in the galleries on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center. Please check back on March 16 for more information.



ArtsSpace Program — Jay Pritzker Pavilion

The 2020 application is now closed.

The ArtsSpace Program — Jay Pritzker Pavilion is an in-kind grant opportunity providing free space in the Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park for Chicago-based non-profit organizations and cultural producers. The 2020 Millennium Park Summer Season will take place from June 2020 through October 2020, and a limited number of program dates will be available through a competitive application process. Selected grantees are responsible for bringing their proposed event to life, with DCASE providing critical technical and in-kind support to help the grantee to realize their vision. This year, DCASE will also be offering stipends to some organizations to help support their performances.

All programs in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion must be free and open to the public.



ArtsSpace Program — Chicago Cultural Center

Application open Year Round

Year-round performance and presenting opportunities for non-profit arts organizations at the Chicago Cultural Center. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and must be submitted at least 120 days prior to the event date. Selected organizations will have their venue rental fee waived, but will incur operational costs for their programs.

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All programs in presented through an ArtsSpace grant must be free and open to the public.