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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.