Our Programs



Bridges to the Blues is a multigenerational (must be at least 12 years old) program that pairs Chicago Musicians from multiple genres and diverse backgrounds to reimagine the blues.

Participants in the program are invited to collaborate on new original music in order to audition for an opportunity to showcase at the historic Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park. Program Participants will learn Blues Fundamentals, Song-Writing and Performance Best Practices and they will have the opportunity to audition to perform at the Historic Chicago Blues Festival. This program is supported by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE) and facilitated by Art of Culture Inc. Bridges to the Blues runs in the Spring and culminates at the Chicago Blues Festival.



TIP Fest is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. TIP Fest hosts a number of auditions around the City of Chicago as well as artist development workshops. TIP Fest culminates in a one-day festival in downtown Chicago where the winning artists from the city-wide auditions showcase in front of our 1,000+ crowd. TIP Fest also showcases resources for youth. Please check back in the Spring of 2020 for details regarding TIP Fest.


Artist exchange

Art of Culture will launch it’s newest Artist Exchange Program soon. Our outcomes for program participants include:

  • Artist Development

  • Leadership Development

  • Fostering Cross-Cultural Collaboration

  • Enhancing culture awareness & empathy

  • Facilitating workforce development in underserved communities

Stay tuned for updates regarding the Artist Exchange Program.



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We seek artists, entrepreneurs and entertainment professionals to host workshops with our artist. If you are interested in being a speaker or presenter please e-mail us at artofcultureinc@gmail.com.

We post opportunities for artists internally and externally. If you have an employment or internship opportunity, fellowship or grant please e-mail us the details, marketing materials and deadlines to artofcultureinc@gmail.com. Finally, if you would like to donate tickets to a concert or performance or you are seeking an Opening Act, please contact us at artofcultureinc@gmail.com and check out our artists here.