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In guidance of Chicago’s thriving tunes industry, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Specific Gatherings specified 2020 and 2021 as the “Year of Chicago Audio.” This citywide concentrate on new music was one particular of the initially of its form in the U.S. The Town of Chicago and its partners, which includes a steering committee and twelve functioning teams, labored with the nearby audio industry to launch a advertising campaign for Chicago songs deliver extra fiscal grants for musicians and new music tasks encourage dialog all-around inclusion and fairness and get in touch with on civic, philanthropic, arts and enterprise leaders to help the audio industry. Accomplishments involve:

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  • Positioned a spotlight on Chicago’s music landscape – just one of the most influential and dynamic musical sectors on the world – highlighting its legacy, expanding its audience, and strengthening the sector as we celebrated the Calendar year of Chicago Music and furnished the neighborhood tunes local community with above $5M in direct assistance
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  • Engaged more than 200 folks and additional than 150 audio businesses in arranging for the 2020/2021 Yr of Chicago Tunes
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  • Designed New Audio Brand in partnership with Pick out Chicago and promoting company FCB, positioning Chicago as one of the greatest earth songs capitals
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  • Pick Chicago launched a regional/countrywide marketing and advertising marketing campaign for the Yr of Chicago Audio, together with promoting and advertising Chicago In Tune in each regional and countrywide marketplaces that exceeded anticipations
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  • Wrestled with challenges of race, fairness, and inclusion, addressed troubles of obtain, and made opportunities for underserved communities in the audio landscape
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  • Considerably upped our efforts and cultural means turned a important element of our work all through the YOCM as we appeared to support and aid the neighborhood with a lot required more money:&#13
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    • Awarded 14 musicians Esteemed Artist Awards
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    • In excess of 120 musicians obtained above $488,000 in IAP grants
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    • Around $570,000 was awarded to 17 companies for sector making task grants
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    • CityArts awarded close to $500,000 to more than 60 music organizations
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    • Introduced the Executing Arts Location Reduction System which awarded about $1.2M to 97 businesses
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    • Launched a Qualified Advancement grant application that supported 4 songs-relevant functions all through Chicago In Tune
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    • The Neighborhood Obtain Application will guidance new music initiatives that are by neighborhood inhabitants, for neighborhood people
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    • The Arts for Illinois Relief Fund supported Chicago-dependent tunes organizations and musicians by means of grants for a whole distribution of practically $1M
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  • Introduced the Chicago Band Roster, a layout e book of around 200 singers, songwriters, DJs, solo artists and ensemble musicians centered in Chicago throughout a assortment of genres as a useful resource for personal and local community-dependent producers who are hunting to e book nearby expertise
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  • Chicago Provides awarded around $700,000 in equally direct support and employing of musicians from the freshly created Band Roster to support 52 independently created community gatherings across the city
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  • Pushed our programming out into the neighborhoods with a sequence of neighborhood cultural investments that provided a nine-element “House City” sequence in the neighborhoods that helped build the audio genre a 7 days of “Taste of Chicago To-Go” pop-up food stuff and songs occasions for the general public — as well as 25+ neighborhood foods Latinx and Globe New music celebrations and Neighborhood Blues courses and neighborhood companion occasions including the Blues Group Concerts, Songs Lives Below Record Row Collection and the Bronzeville Blues
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  • Partnered with Lollapalooza to convey the regional tunes scene to the iconic pageant presenting 10 area functions, such as BandWidth Chicago, manufactured by Juan and Only occasions, as portion of the “Music in the Essential of Chicago” set on the Bud Light-weight Stage
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  • In aid of Chicago’s musicians, DCASE’s signature legacy concerts in Millennium Park (Property, Gospel, Blues and Jazz) showcased 100% neighborhood expertise
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  • Partnered with City Gateways to deliver YOCM programming and Teenager Arts Leadership Summit series and Chicago Arts Partnership in Education to present the Youth Music Exchange Method
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  • Partnered with Art on theMART to fee 3 new, strong projections showcasing distinctive artist and musician collaborations in celebration of the Calendar year of Chicago Songs
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  • Partnered with CIVL on CIVLization, a virtual concert collection in 2020, and on the CIVL Summer months Live performance as component of the Millennium Park Songs Sequence in 2021
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  • Presented Chicago In Tune, a new citywide festival celebrating Chicago’s diverse and famous new music scene and the 2021 Yr of Chicago Tunes. This thirty day period of new music introduced alongside one another iconic community venues, presenting corporations and musicians from throughout the metropolis to celebrate all new music genres and forms — with 575+ totally free and ticketed displays at more than 55 venues
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