National Endowment for the Arts Awards Pivot Arts

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017
National Endowment for the Arts Awards Pivot Arts

Pivot Arts is thrilled to announce that the more than $82 million awarded for arts projects nationwide in the National Endowment for The Arts’ second round for FY17 includes a $12,000 Art Works grant awarded to Pivot Arts. As a four year-old organization, Pivot Arts only recently became eligible to apply to the NEA for funding, and this national recognition […]

Pivot Arts Festival Brings Us Together

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017
Pivot Arts Festival Brings Us Together

While an arts festival may not seem like an obvious way to solve Chicago’s problems, it’s a start. The festival has brought people together who live on opposite ends of our city and rarely meet. We’ve heard powerful stories from each other, we’ve paraded with large puppets and we’ve come together as a community in […]

Eat. Drink. Dance. See Theater.

Posted by on May 25, 2017
Eat. Drink. Dance. See Theater.

Chicago, let’s do this. The Pivot Arts Festival (June 1-11) is a ten-day celebration of innovative performance events that contribute to the vibrancy of the Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods. So turn off your phone, get off your sofa and come along for the ride. The festival brings people together who may live side by side, […]

Announcing 2017 Incubator Artists!

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017
Announcing 2017 Incubator Artists!

Pivot Arts and Loyola University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts are pleased to announce the fifth year of our performing arts incubator program. The program provides ensembles and artists time and space to develop original work that is innovative, collaborative and often blurs the boundaries between music, dance, theater and other disciplines. Students work […]

Job Opportunities – Pivot Arts Festival

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017
Job Opportunities – Pivot Arts Festival

Pivot Arts is currently hiring part-time positions for the Pivot Arts Festival! We are seeking an enthusiastic Associate Producer/Marketing Manager as well as a Production Manager. Descriptions below, send cover letter + resume as a PDF along with emails/phone numbers of 2 references to info(at)pivotarts.org. PRODUCTION MANAGER: Pivot Arts is hiring a Production Manager (PM) […]

An Affirmation of our Values

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016
An Affirmation of our Values

At Pivot Arts we embrace a tolerant America – a vision of America as a multi-cultural, democratic and peaceful society. Whether we are descended from slaves or from royalty, we are all equal. As we enter 2017 we want to take a moment to affirm our core values. We believe that the arts contribute to […]

Live Talk Featured Artist: Mickle Maher

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016
Live Talk Featured Artist: Mickle Maher

Mickle Maher’s The Strangerer was a sell-out-success send-up of the George W. Bush vs. John Kerry debate of 2004. He returns to his favorite moderator-as-play-subject with his newest work, Jim Lehrer and the Theater and its Double and Jim Lehrer’s Double, part of Pivot Arts’ Live Talk series taking place at Steppenwolf Theater on November […]

Live Talk Featured Artist: Ida Cuttler

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016
Live Talk Featured Artist: Ida Cuttler

Ida Cuttler will perform the “Pivot DIY” as part of our Live Talk: The Day After show on November 9. The show takes place the day after the election (see Events) as part of Steppenwolf Theatre’s LookOut series. I chatted with Ida about the upcoming show. JE: So, this crazy election is almost over. How […]

Apply for 2017 Arts Incubator

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016
Apply for 2017 Arts Incubator

Pivot Arts and Loyola University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will support the development of innovative performance projects in our 2017 incubator program. Applications are due Monday, October 24, 2016. We look forward to hearing your ideas! The incubator program will provide artists and companies with time and space at Loyola University Chicago’s Mundelein […]

Chicago, Let’s Do This.

Posted by on May 25, 2016
Chicago, Let’s Do This.

A recent NYTimes poll shows that the majority of Chicagoans feel divided by class and race, fearful of the growing rate of crime, and that we’ve lost faith in police, our schools and in our leaders. Ouch. What can we do? Pivot Arts is an arts organization and while we don’t have the answers to […]