Luminary’s Fellowship Applications Are Live!

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation is committed to the region’s most talented emerging artists during the pivotal time between their education and career. 

2021 applications are NOW OPEN to all eligible artists in the Chicago community working in Classical Music, Visual Arts, Jazz, and Creative Writing.

The application is free and winners can win up to $15,000 in unrestricted grant money. 

Find out more here

RSVP to the 11th Annual Spring English Conference this Friday

Just TWO days until the 2020 Spring English Conference. Don’t miss out on thoughtful discussions on a variety of topics!

To attend a specific panel, please RSVP at to access the Zoom link and password.


SESSION 1 (1:00-1:45pm)

  • Climate Writing: Maxwell Rowe-Sutton, Karen Rosen, Abby Vakulskas
  • Exploring Place: Corinne Witt, Amelia Modes, Dan Carroll, Elizabeth Wayne

SESSION 2 (2:00-2:45pm)

  • Writing About Fear and Illness: Angie Raney, Cedar Sutter, Isabel Cartwright, Caley Koch
  • Identity and Relationships: Caitlin Costello, Miakoda Frost, Tess Melvin, Juan Manuel Sandoval

SESSION 3 (3:00-3:45pm)

  • Beyond the Familiar: Caitlin Howland, Miriam Cortinovis, Averi Paulsen, Lucy Miller
  • Redefining Myth and Traditions: Susana Cardenas-Soto, Eric Canan, Mikaela Lawson

SESSION 4 (4:00-4:45pm)

  • Political Lineages: Susana Cardenas-Soto, Eva Lopez, Himashi Jayasundera, Ruth Young
  • Writing About Gender: Sarah Bramer, Emma Mares, Hana Anwar, Isabel Cartwright