Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are designating 2018 as the “Year of Creative Youth” with a new Creative Youth Festival across the Millennium Park Campus, performance opportunities for teens at many City of Chicago festivals and partner events, cultural grants and convenings for youth arts organizations, a marketing campaign and more—representing an over $2 million investment by the City of Chicago.
Year of Creative Youth Opportunities & Grants
Are you a Chicago youth looking to get involved in a creative program, show your work, or gain support as you develop your skills as an artist? Are you an arts educator or group looking for development opportunities or resources? Click here to learn about opportunities for creative youth and the mentors who inspire them.
Year of Creative Youth Festival
Saturday, September 22
201 E Randolph Street
Visit the City’s Cultural Affairs and Special Events website for more information.