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Links Hall

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Thanks to the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Links Hall received national recognition for our “outsized impact supported by a meager infrastructure.” By partnering with artists and through artists partnering with us, Links is able to achieve more than our size would suggest. Such as:

NewCity’s unprecedented inclusion in their Best of Chicago 2016 issue of five Links Hall resident artists, curators and projects: Best Dance Festival: Michelle Kranicke’s aMID Festival, Best Performance Lecture Series: Aaron Hughes and Amber Ginsburg’s Tea Project, Best Dance Residency: LinkUP/Co-Missions Artist Residencies, Best Emerging Dancer: past LinkUP artist Precious Jennings, and Best LGBTQ Dance and Performance Program: Joe Varisco’s Queer, Ill & Okay who also happens to curate Poonie’s Cabaret at Links.

• The A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival named one of Chicago Magazine’s Five Great Things to Do in Chicago last month: “An impressive lineup of Asian American dancers, musicians, puppeteers, and performance artists.”

• Curatorial residents Dan Paz and Marilyn Volkman’s Art Present exhibition of Chicago and Cuban artists in Havana last fall.

• The ABC Festival co-produced with Constellation of improvised music and dance in Chicago, Berlin and Amsterdam sending 13 Chicago dancers and musicians to the Netherlands last spring.

• And in 2017, Performing Americas awarded Links a Creative Exchange Mobility grant to establish a partnership with HaitiDansCo. and Dance to Save Lives Foundation to begin an artistic exchange between Chicago and Jacmel, Haiti.

Links Hall is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent the law allows. Every gift at any amount adds up and makes it possible for Links Hall to increase our budget for artist commissions to $50,000 this coming year.