Chicago Made: Professional Development Series 2022


The Chicago Made Professional Development Series provides free workshops, panels and unique showcasing opportunities for Chicago’s emerging creative community. This annual program is directly connected to many of the City’s most visible festivals and special events. Access the resources you’ll need to get started and keep going as part of Chicago’s TV + Film, Music and other creative industries. #ChicagoMade


2022 Chicago Made: Professional Development Series Lineup


Experimental Sound StudioMaking Multichannel Music, A Series of Artist-Led Introductions to Spatial Audio

Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey Ave. #208

Tuesday, November 1 & 8, 7:30-9:30pm

Free and Open to the public


Experimental Sound Studio, in collaboration with Elastic Art and the Chicago Laboratory for Electroacoustic Theatre (CLEAT), presents a series of four workshops training artists on how to develop work for multi-channel sound. The workshops will take place at Elastic Arts where the 16-channel CLEAT system is housed.

This workshop series is specifically designed for artists who have little to no experience working in multichannel sound, and is meant to be a generative contribution to the field, giving more artists the tools and experience to create work for Chicago's rich array of public multichannel sound systems, and to share that knowledge with others.

South Chicago Dance Theatre

Tuesday, November 1, Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts, 555 E. 51st St., 8-8:50am

Wednesday, November 2, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., 10:30am-12pm

Free and Open to the public


South Chicago Dance Theatre aims to provide professional development to its artists, classroom teachers from school partners and the broader Chicago dance community of pre-professional and professional dancers, choreographers and scholars around on the rooted legacy of Jazz Dance as an Afro Diasporic art form. Utilizing the lens of Chicago’s Black Arts Movement and Jazz in the Alley, participants will trace jazz dance from slave dances and African American social dances to understand jazz dance as a current concert dance form.




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