Creative Producing Practices For Chicago’s Creative Communities.
Links Hall is thrilled to announce that this fall we will be restructuring LinkUP, our primary commissioning program and incorporating our Artists Residencies into Links Hall’s new programmatic vision Co-MISSIONS.
Under the umbrella of Co-MISSIONS Links Hall will offer Intensives, Residencies, and Fellowships expanding our commissioning support to 14-16 artistic projects annually. These programs will incorporate a more flexible range of resources, designed to meet the needs of artistic experimentation at different points in an artist’s career, and different points in a project’s development.
Links Hall Co-MISSIONS will consist of these three new RFP based studio and presentation programs. It will also encompass the continuation of Links Hall’s RFP based Curatorial Program, our Touring Award, our National Performance Network residencies and commissions, and other large-scale special projects such as our 2016-18 Asian Exchange program; which will incubate new works by Darrell Jones (Chicago) and Kaori Seki (Tokyo) in partnership with NPN, Dance Box (Kobe), The Kyoto Experiment (Kyoto), The Flynn Center (Burlington), and Fusebox Festival (Austin).
Links Hall’s Presenting Philosophy
Links Hall best realizes its mission by functioning as an artistic incubator, a launch pad that partners directly with artists through commissioning residencies and artist-conceived programs in order to achieve outcomes greater than either organization or individual could accomplish alone.
Links Hall’s aim as an organization is not to present a season based on the interests or tastes of a singular artistic director, or a small group of individuals. Our Aim is to continue to produce a season in partnership with the artists in our community – giving artists the power to present who is inspiring them and what they are creating with their inspiration.