Friday, March 8, 2013

Creative Chicago Expo

Linden Christ, Manager of Education and Outreach

As the Manager of Education and Outreach for Chicago Opera Theater, I had the opportunity to network with many other arts organizations.    The Chicago Cultural Center hosted a two day event on March 1st & 2nd for arts organizations.   We were a vendor and shared out information with over 7,500 interested people passing through.   Our Education Assistant, Jessica Weber, was an immense help with sharing our information about COT's season and our Education programs.   In addition, our vendor table had a clear view out the Cultural Center second floor of the Harris Theater which was quite helpful in pointing the way for new patrons to attend our performance that night of 'The Fall of the House of Usher'.

We made new connections and reconnected those we already knew.    We were happy to see the Atheneaum Theatre booth, which had COT pictures in their anniversary video from when the Atheneaum used to be our home theater.   This week I'm following up with many different people like Dan from Funderhut, Stephen Carmody a set designer, David - the intrepid songwriter, and many other artists to see what collaborating opportunities we can think of over coffee.  

It was especially exciting to hear people's positive comments about COT and several people knew a bit about our education programs!

Jessica and Linden at the Chicago Opera Theater Booth


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