Uptown Rhythms Festival, set in Uptown, Chicago, is an inclusive and sustainable festival experience that celebrates rhythm while raising awareness about environmental justice. Uptown Rhythm Festival is a dance festival that focuses on sustainability and environmental justice. The festival has dance programming from local artists, and interspersed between the dance program and workshops are changemakers from Chicago who are doing great work for a sustainable future.

Current Board Members
shiwali
Shiwali Tenner
Concept + Outreach Director
About Shiwali
Williams
E'A Williams
Artistic Advisor
Current Associate Board Members
Shilini
Shalini Ravindran
Lavita
Courtney Winkler
Leni
Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth
Williams
Trisna

Join Our Board

Requirements

Executive Board

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Live by the ethos and vision of Uptown Rhythms
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Attend 3 or 4 board meetings
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Sell at least 10 tickets to the Uptown  Rhythm Events
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Actively manage or participate  in one of the Board Committees

Associate Board

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Live by the ethos and vision of Uptown Rhythms
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Sell at least 10 tickets to the Uptown  Rhythm Events
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Volunteer for one of the Board Committees

Board Committees and Responsibilites

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Sponsorship and Outreach
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Reach out to local businesses for sponsorships
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Create Goals for board members for donations and sponsorships
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Expand the sponsorship committee by recruiting other members
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Grants and Government Relations
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Actively seek out grants that can support Uptown Rhythm Festival and other Uptown Rhythm Activities
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Develop and Grants and Government Relations Committee
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Marketing
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Develop the marketing and social media strategy
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Recruit volunteers and manage the team of volunteers to
create marketing collateral and social media posts
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Actively engage other board members to spread the work about the organization
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Event Organization
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Develop an annual calendar of events
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Seek volunteers to organize events
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Develop and expand the events organization committee
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Actively engage other board members to spread the work