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In celebration of the diversity of arts and entertainment in Skokie, the Skokie Fine Arts Commission is marking National Arts and Humanities Month this October 2023. Arts organizations, businesses and venues throughout the Village are invited to submit their October programming to be promoted in an arts calendar on the Village website.
Organized by Americans for The Arts, October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals of: FOCUSING on equitable access to the arts at local, state, and national levels; ENCOURAGING individuals, organizations, and diverse communities to participate in the arts; ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and RAISING public awareness about the positive impact of the arts and humanities in our communities and lives.
The Skokie Fine Arts Commission welcomes any business or organization that is hosting an event related to arts and humanities in Skokie to participate. Both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations are eligible. Organizations do not need to be primarily fine arts-oriented, but must propose arts or humanities-focused events that meet the events criteria. Please note: Individual artists are not eligible, all submissions must come from a registered organization.
Organizations do not need to be based in Skokie, however all events must take place in Skokie.
Submissions must come from an organization or business. If your artwork has been presented by an organization, consider asking them to organize and submit programming for Skokie Arts & Humanities Month.
Performances, exhibitions, single-day workshops or demonstrations, readings, talks, poetry slams, architectural tours, arts-related tours, and concerts are all examples of arts-related programming.
No. Events must be located within the Village.
No. You are responsible for the entirety of any events you choose to organize during Skokie Arts & Humanities Month.
Yes. As long as tickets are available to the public, organizations may submit ticketed events. This includes free events that require an RSVP and paid events.
No. You may submit programming you already have scheduled as long as it is occurring in October.
No. The Skokie Fine Arts Commission is organizing the calendar and is not charging a fee to participate.
Please review all event and organization criteria, then submit your event via this form.
Approved organizations will be contacted with a link to submit their events to the Skokie Arts & Humanities Month calendar.
Events will be listed on the Village website. Events will be curated into an easily searchable calendar.
Participating organizations will be provided with both digital and print assets to promote their participation. All approved events will be featured in an interactive calendar on the Village of Skokie website. The calendar will be promoted through the Village of Skokie's social media channels and the SkokieNews email newsletter. Skokie Arts and Humanities Month posters will be distributed to area businesses.