“Congratulations! The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce that you have been selected to receive a 2012 Community Arts Assistance Program grant…”
Those are the exact words I read yesterday in my letter from the city! You can imagine my surprise when I saw the envelope from DCASE in my mailbox. I used to work for the DCA before it merged into the DCASE, but it’s been a couple of years, so I was wondering why I was receiving this letter. When I opened it, I saw that first sentence! I’m going to use it toward classes at Second City and Chicago Dramatists. This is my first grant ever!
Plus, I just cashed in on my free class that was given to me last summer when I taught at the theatre camp for the Old Town School of Folk Music. So I’ll also be taking a Latin Dance class this summer!