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Introducing CIVL SAVE

Hideout’s own Alice Blander along with Annah Garrett and Shannon Nico Shreibak published a piece on the Chicago Independent Venue League’s SAVE (stands for Staff, Artists and VEnues) Emergency Relief Fund in the Chicago Reader!

Here’s a excerpt:

“As a city and as an artist enclave, Chicago was built on a legacy of scrappiness. It can be felt in the disposition of its residents and the sound of the music that colors the city. For the vitality of Chicago’s independent music venues to be wrested in the vigor of its staffers felt all too appropriate. Thus, a small team of Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) member venue employees began work on the CIVL SAVE Emergency Relief Fund, an effort powered by The Giving Back Fund that will provide micro-grants to fellow Chicago music venue workers and local artists in need, as well as the institutions themselves. And we decided to raise the money by doing what we do best: promoting (virtual) shows, slinging merch, and recruiting the time and talents of creatives we admire.”

Read the full article here.

In support of Chicago’s diverse and legendary music industry, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2021 as the “Year of Chicago Music.” This citywide focus on music is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. The City of Chicago and its partners working with the local music industry will present "Chicago In Tune" (August 19 – September 19), a new annual music festival; launch a major marketing campaign for Chicago music; provide additional financial grants for musicians and music projects; encourage dialog around inclusion and equity; and call on civic, philanthropic, arts and business leaders to support the music industry. Learn more at chicago.gov/music.