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Night Out In The Parks 2022 Seeks Submissions From Artists, Cultural Organizations

Applicants have until Dec. 8 to submit proposals that highlight the historical and natural areas of the parks.

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CHICAGO — The Park District is looking for artists and cultural groups that want to be featured during next year’s Night Out in the Parks. 

The proposals should highlight the parks’ historical and natural areas, flora and fauna, according to the Park District.

Past projects have included traditional musical performances, hands-on workshops and nature-based programs. 

For the 2022 edition, Night Out in the Parks will also consider experiential, walk-through, installation-based and roaming performances while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols.

The cultural and art event series will run June 1-Dec. 31, 2022. Next year, in honor of its 10th anniversary, Night Out in the Parks will focus on the dance and choreography community and a Queering the Parks initiative to highlight Chicago’s diverse culture and LGBTQIA+ community, the park district announced Wednesday.

Arts organizations and artists can apply here. All proposals are due by midnight Dec. 8.

To be eligible, applicants must be Chicago-based, and they must offer their program or event to the community for free, making sure it’s accessible, inclusive and follows COVID-19 guidelines. Nonprofit status is not a requirement for interested participants.

The full list of requirements artists and organizations must meet can be found here.

The Park District is also accepting submissions for Chicago Onscreen, a local film festival that will be in its ninth season next year.

Entries must be submitted here by Nov. 21. Filmmakers of all ages, skill levels and professional experience are encouraged to submit work.

Selected films will be screened outdoors in local parks Aug. 30-Sept. 3. All selected films will receive an honorarium up to $500.

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