The 18th annual Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is a month-long festival that celebrates the creativity in every Chicago neighborhood during the month of October. CAM is a platform for Chicago-based artists and performers working in all media to promote and showcase their work, initiate collaborations and engage new audiences. CAM is a program of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, in partnership with the Chicago Park District and numerous community partners.
CAM programs include exhibitions and performances, behind-the-scenes studio tours and neighborhood art walks, theater and dance productions, films, markets, classes, parades and conversations. Presenters range from museums and artist collaboratives, galleries, theaters, film clubs, yoga studios, cultural centers, coffee houses and other organizations throughout the city.
Theme: Crossing Borders
The CAM 2014 theme is Crossing Borders. Proposal are encouraged, but not required, to engage the theme. Crossing Borders - actual physical borders, or conceptual, genre or societal borders - can be liberating, creative, transgressive, stimulating, hazardous, affirmative or all of the above. Often, crossing borders is life-changing. CAM encourages participants to plan their program as a mash-up, crossing borders literally and figuratively - between neighborhoods and nations, within artistic genres, media and social scenes.
Check back in September for the 2014 Chicago Artists Month