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Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

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800 S. Desplaines St.
Chicago, IL 60607

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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.

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High Alert Nov 20, 2014 Agenda for Tuesday, December 2nd Cultural Advisory Council Meeting
Low Alert Dec 5, 2013 Cultural Advisory Council Meeting Schedule for 2014

Most Recent News (Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

Nov 25, 2014 OnEdge offers Experimental Theater and Dance January 16 – February 1
Nov 7, 2014 New “IncentOvate” grants help Chicago’s cultural institutions create new arts experiences for the public
Nov 5, 2014 Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink opens Friday, November 14
Nov 5, 2014 The Atkinson family tree from Elgin, Illinois will shine in Daley Plaza as Chicago’s official Christmas Tree
Oct 30, 2014 Kick-off the Holidays at the 101st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 25 at Daley Plaza
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