Apply to Perform at a DCASE Event or Venue


The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) periodically accepts artist submissions for consideration for its festivals and programs. All events take place in Chicago, IL.

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Currently accepting submissions for:

2020 Performance Submissions

If you're interested in performing at a DCASE event or venue, please visit


Under The Picasso

  • Dates: Year-round, Weekdays at Noon
  • Location: Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.
  • Categories: Dance, Music, Flag-Raising, Theater, Other
  • Submissions Accepted: Ongoing

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