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A New Space for Chicagoland Teens
The fourth floor of Steppenwolf’s new Arts and Education Center, also known as The Loft, is a brand-new space designed to house all of Steppenwolf Education’s programming and inspire the next generation of theater learners, makers and appreciators. The Loft includes three dedicated learning spaces for young people to explore and create within, as well as gallery walls that will feature artwork created by Chicagoland youth. Steppenwolf's Loft: just bring yourself.
The Virtual Loft Series
This summer, Steppenwolf Education in collaboration with Chicagoland youth will host a series of FREE, intergenerational, virtual events introducing YOU to the expanded menu of programming that will live in The Loft. Part maker workshop, part conversation series with exciting local artists and educators, part community kickback, The Virtual Loft Series is your chance to explore all that The Loft has to offer!
Virtual events will be held on:
- Thursday, June 24 at 6–7:30pm CDT
- Thursday, July 22 at 6–7:30pm CDT
- Thursday, August at 6–7:30pm CDT
For more information about anything related to The Virtual Loft Series, please contact Steppenwolf’s New Building Opening Engagement & Events Producer Jared Bellot at email@example.com!
The Loft Teen Arts Project
The Loft Teen Arts Project (LTAP) is a juried competition open to visual artists in all mediums (mural, photography, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, collage, graffiti, etc.) between 14–22 years of age interested in submitting their work for an opportunity to be exhibited in The Loft.
Selected by a jury of celebrated local artists, creatives and curators in collaboration with Chicago youth and Steppenwolf Education staff, the winning entries will be displayed for one year at Steppenwolf, receive a $1,500 cash prize ($2,500 for group submissions) and receive a stipend for supplies and materials.
Want more information?
Are you a teen, educator, youth organization or community member who wants to learn more about The Loft or the programming happening at Steppenwolf this summer? Contact Steppenwolf’s New Building Opening Engagement & Events Producer Jared Bellot at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Loft Opening Committee
The Loft Opening Committee is a cohort of Chicagoland youth who will dream up, develop and facilitate a series of events during the summer and fall 2021 to drum up community excitement leading up to the opening of The Loft.
- Ginelle A.B.
- Isabella B.
- La’Keisha B.
- Mikquel B.
- Miles C.
- Victoria C.
- Devin D.
- Kristen D.
- Ines G.V.
- Faith H.
- Hannah H.
- Andreauna K.
- Gannon L.
- Marquis M.
- Naima M.
- Gloria O.
- Katie S.
- Maiya S.
- William S.
- Joey V.
The Loft Advisory Council
The Loft Advisory Council is a small group of key Steppenwolf stakeholders, community members and civic leaders who will serve in an informal advisory role regarding the opening of The Loft.