Chicago Park District Accepting Submissions for Night out in the Parks 2024 Season

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Calling all local arts performers, collectives, and organizations, the Chicago Park District is looking to partner with Chicago-based organizations and individual artists to be a part of the 12th season of the Night Out in the Parks cultural and arts event series. Applicants should apply at by December 10, 2023. The 2024 Night Out in the Parks season will run from June 2024 to December 2024. Night Out in the Parks seeks to continue to discover partners that find creative ways to celebrate art, nature and the great outdoors, highlight the parks’ historic and natural assets through site-inspired pieces, and engage patrons in the arts through their incredible programming and community engagement. To be eligible to participate in the free, city-wide event series, applicants must meet the following requirements:

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• Be a Chicago-based organization or artist (residency within the city of Chicago);

• Program/event must be offered to the community for free, follow the local, state and federal Covid-19 guidelines, and be accessible and inclusive;

• Partners must commit to commit to building a relationship with the park;

• Organizations must have $1 million general liability insurance naming the Chicago Park District an additional insured for all events;

• Have the ability to travel to and from a scheduled park with all equipment, performers and staff;

• NOITP events where artists have physical interactions with the general public are subject to fingerprint clearance/background check;

• Must be flexible in terms of scheduling.  NOITP events may happen seven days a week, mostly in the evening. Due to the outdoor venues, there may be a need to reschedule events;

• If selected, you must confirm a performance schedule by mid-March, 2023.

• Eligible Chicago-based arts organizations and artists can apply at All proposals are due by 11:59 pm, Sunday, December 10, 2023.

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