News & Events


July Newsletter

Check out our July newsletter, listing Luminarts Fellows’ events and accomplishments, at this link.


Upcoming Events – Summer/Fall 2024

Please join us for our summer and fall events to celebrate Luminarts artists and the Chicago artistic community!


TUESDAYS ON THE TERRACE – Tuesdays June 25 – August 27, 2024

Luminarts is a proud sponsor of the 25th season of MCA Chicago’s Tuesdays on the Terrace with free concerts highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned music community. Enjoy live music on the lawn, then head inside to catch the MCA’s summer exhibitions.

The season kicks off Tuesday, June 25, at 5:30 PM with Jorge Morataya.

Luminarts Fellow Alexis Lombre will close the season on Tuesday, August 27.


NEXT BEGINS NOW – Friday, October 18, 2024

Luminarts Cultural Foundation’s annual Next begins Now returns to The Arts Club of Chicago with a dazzling evening featuring Chicago’s next generation of artists, along with a cocktail reception and dinner. All proceeds support emerging artists with fellowships, project grants, and professional resources.


Click the link above to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and purchase tickets!


LUMINARTS LIVE – Thursday, November 14, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Join Luminarts Fellow Kenny Reichert and his band for a happy hour jazz concert in the cozy, intimate setting of the Union League Club of Chicago’s Cafe One.

RSVP here.


You’re Invited to This Season’s Events!

We hope you can join us at one of this season’s events! Click each link below to RSVP!
Jazz Finals
February 21 from 4:30-6 PM at the Union League Club of Chicago
Classical Piano and Strings Finals
March 7 from 5:30-7 PM at the Arts Club of Chicago
Classical Voice Finals
March 19 from 5-7 PM at the Union League Club of Chicago
Luminarts Live featuring Isaiah Collier
April 16 from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Union League Club of Chicago, Cafe ONE
Honorary Host: Lynne T. Rinkoski
Visual Arts Finals
April 25 from 5:30-7 PM at the John David Mooney Foundation
114 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL

All Luminarts Fellowship Applications Are Now Open!

All Luminarts Fellowship applications are now open!

Are you or someone you know an artist in visual arts, classical music, jazz improvisation, or creative writing? You could win $10,000-$15,000 and be named a Luminarts Fellow!

Jazz Improvisation

Deadline to Apply: February 2

Apply Here in Jazz Improvisation, Instrument or Voice


Classical Music

Deadline to Apply: February 9

Apply Here in Classical Voice, Piano, Strings, or Winds


Creative Writing

Deadline to Apply: February 15

Apply Here


Visual Arts

Deadline to Apply: March 1

Apply Here


Applicants must live within 150 miles of the Chicago Loop, be between the ages of 18-30, and be currently enrolled in, or have completed, a degree program, conservatory, or other professional artist development program.

Follow the links above for more information, or contact us at