Links Hall encourages artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providing flexible programming for the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts.
Founded in 1978 by three experimental choreographers (Carol Bobrow, Bob Eisen and Charlie Vernon), Links Hall has incubated performing artists who have gone on to have a tremendous impact on the arts in Chicago and nationally. Through its residency programs, artist-curated festivals and cabarets, apprentice producer program, fiscal sponsorship program, co-presentations with self-producing artists, low-cost rental program, direct grants to artists, workshop programs, midwest artistic exchange program, and as one of 71 presenting and visual arts partners in the National Performance Network, Links Hall provides artists with the space, time and support to take artistic risks. In April 2014 Links Hall partnered with Constellation Arts to create a new collaborative arts venue: Constellation | Links Hall by renovating the former Viaduct Theater. Sharing the venue with music presenter Constellation has allowed Links Hall to expand its offerings while remaining true to its roots as an artist-led incubator that supports artists across all performance disciplines, at all stages in their careers.
Cultivating Community, Emerging Artists, Promoting Discussion