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We are currently seeking artists of all disciplines to participate in the traveling art installation and social experiment, Good Mourning Café, a featured project for Chicago’s Year of Public Art. Visual artists, videographers, sound designers, musicians, poets, dancers, authors, performers, actors, and spoken word artists are all invited to apply. Good Mourning Café explores the universal issues of life and death and it is asked that the applicant’s work also investigate these concepts. The project is open to all ideas around this theme, both personal and political.


Exhibitions and events will take place throughout the year in pop-up locations around the city. The first events are scheduled for March 1st and 3rd at the Elephant Room in the South Loop.


If you are interested please send a brief (250-word) proposal to  before  March 1, 2017 . Please explain how your work, or proposed work, relates to issues of death and dying. ADDITIONALLY please include one of the following:


                • A link to a website with samples of your work

                • Three (3) images or sketches of work or proposed work

                • Written texts as appropriate

For questions, please contact Connie Noyes at

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