Chicago Dancemakers Forum catalyzes the growth and artistic fulfillment of Chicago’s dancemakers by providing time and resources for in-depth exploration and creation. It builds broad support for the field of dance in Chicago by facilitating robust interaction among dancemakers and with the public.


● Dance matters.

● Artists are the heart of a thriving society.

● Dance in Chicago merits broad recognition.

● Dancemakers need support structures that are tailored specifically to them.

● Artistic process is as valuable as artistic product. 

● Advancing a multitude of voices and genres gives dance its fullest expression.

● Connectivity and collaboration are key to growth and progress.


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