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:

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

Review application submission process


Closed for 2019:

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is no longer accepting artists submissions for the 2019 festivals. Please check here next fall for information on the 2020 festival season.