An Affirmation of our Values

by | 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

by | 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

by | 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

by | 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.

by | 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 […]

Get Your Festival On!

by | May 11, 2016
Get Your Festival On!

The Pivot Arts Festival is a ten-day celebration of innovative performance that contributes to the vibrancy of the Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods. 2016 marks our fourth year of the festival and we are pleased to present a range of established innovators such as the Neo-Futurists and the Hypocrites alongside up-and-coming groups like South Side Sailor […]

New Faces at Pivot Arts

by | Apr 5, 2016
New Faces at Pivot Arts

Pivot Arts is growing rapidly and we are thrilled to have new additions to our company. John Burks of @properties recently joined our board, Jo Cattell is the newest member of our artistic council, and Danielle Gennaoui joins as Marketing Manager for the festival. Read more about all of them below and on our About […]

4th Annual Festival Announced!

by | Mar 30, 2016
4th Annual Festival Announced!

Pivot Arts is pleased to announce its 4th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, featuring dozens of innovative performances and multi-disciplinary works throughout Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods from June 2 – June 12, 2016. The ten-day Festival showcasing some of Chicago’s top artistic innovators will feature live music, theater, dance, children’s performances, workshops, discussions, wine tastings and more. The […]

Festival Kick-Off Party

by | Mar 30, 2016
Festival Kick-Off Party

Join Pivot Arts for a sneak peek of this year’s Festival at the official Preview Party on Wednesday, April 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm at Andersonville’s hottest new restaurant, Cantina 1910 (located at 5025 N. Clark St. in Chicago). Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door and include Cantina’s authentic Mexican farm-to-table […]

Marketing Manager Position

by | Feb 23, 2016
Marketing Manager Position

We are hiring a Marketing Manager (MM) who will oversee the Pivot Arts Festival’s digital marketing strategy, distribution of print materials, and box office. This is a part-time, independent contractor position from March 21 – June 12. The MM should be skilled with social media platforms, able to make basic website updates in WordPress, and […]