Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.

Featured Services and Programs: Neighborhood Festivals(Packet), Apply to Perform Festivals and Events, DCASE Press Room, Cultural Grants Program, 2017 Event Dates, Chicago Cultural Plan

 78 E Washington St
4th floorChicago IL 60602