Activate! is a new initiative, in partnership between Latent Design and Chicago Department of Transportation, to transform underutilized public plazas into cultural and economic catalysts. Activate! will curate unique cultural and community experiences in neighborhoods across Chicago. 
More information about the program is here: www.activate-chi.org

Plaza site locations are listed here: www.activate-chi.org/sites

We are seeking submissions from artists, community groups and individuals of all mediums to enliven public space through arts and events for all ages. Final Friday is our signature event series bringing small and large scale performances to select sites across the city on the last Friday of the month. All types of work and activities are welcome and not limited to the arts. Submissions are evaluated on an ongoing basis throughout the year and are reviewed by a committee of Activate! programmers. Due to the volume of submissions, please allow 2-4 weeks from the date of your submission for a decision. Questions regarding our submission policy and process can be directed via e-mail to hello@activate-chi.org.

Please note, Final Friday performances generally last 2 hours between the hours of 3pm-8pm and will occur outside around crowds of people. All groups will be compensated within 60 days of performance, likely earlier. Access to working electrical outlets is not guaranteed for all sites. Inclement weather reschedules will happen. We are particularly interested in performance series across multiple sites and partnerships between organizations to boost parallel programming. 

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the Activate Chicago artist application for the 2017 Final Friday performance season!

* 1. Company / Artist General Information

* 2. Please provide a brief bio (50 words)

* 3. Please provide links to notable performance/press history in the last 2 years (50 words)

* 4. Select the plaza sites and dates you are interested in performing at:

  Mar 31 Apr 28 May 26 Jun 30 Jul 28 Aug 25 Sep 29 Oct 27 Nov 24 Dec 29
1 - Burton Plaza
2 - Joe DiMaggio Park
3 - Polish Triangle
4 - Emerald + 34th
5 - Perez Plaza
6 - Allen Lee Plaza
7 - Vernon Park
8 - Mautene Court
9 - Lincoln + Central Park
11 - Leavitt + 18th
12 - Morgan Park
15 - Bowler Triangle
17 - Midway Plaza
18 - Sunnyside Mall
19 - Jackson + Homan
20 - Veterans Memorial
23 - Armitage + Larrabee
28 - Mohawk + Wisconsin
29 - Wisconsin Mall
31 - 62nd + Ingleside
34 - 34th + Halsted
35 - Firefighters Park
36 - Englewood Plaza
42 - Clark + Armitage
46 - Baltimore + Brainard
47 - Woodard Plaza
49 - Blue Island + 18th
51 - Northcenter Town Square
53 - 18th + Paulina

* 5. Please list your hourly rate

* 6. Please list any additional suggestions for performance ideas or dates for consideration. We are open to alternate dates outside of Final Fridays. 

* 7. How did you hear about submitting a proposal to Activate?

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