Leading Chicago cultural institutions are turning to Newcity for custom publishing for several reasons, led by our nearly three decades of experience producing publications known for quality and creativity, both in editorial and design. Our unique distribution capability and highly sought-after audience ranging from smart millennials to active, affluent baby boomers, helps drive short-term event attendance as well as long-term economic engagement. And our capability with advertising sales, especially targeted to the cultural space, offers a way to reduce costs to our institutional partners in a manner that is aesthetically conducive to the mission of the organization.
A quarterly guide to arts & culture at the University of Chicago
(January, April, September)
From the Logan Center and the Arts Incubator to Court Theatre and the Smart Museum, the University of Chicago is home to renowned arts destinations, and world-class artists and emerging creators alike. This is the first publication covering the full range of UChicago Arts, and the best way to reach this intellectually and culturally engaged audience.
The publication is printed in a magazine format and is distributed via insert in Newcity, street teaming across the city and, of course, available at all of the University of Chicago’s key cultural venues, including the Arts Incubator and the Logan Center.
Music Box Theatre
(February, April, June, August, October, December)
With an active three-month user life, the events-centric calendar is printed as a pocket-sized glossy magazine (48 pages, 5.375 inches wide by 8.375 inches tall) and functions as both a visitors guide to the venue as well as a marketing tool for neighboring and citywide businesses and events.
30,000 circulation includes comprehensive reach of Music Box patrons, plus standalone distribution to more than 200 locations, including local hospitality, retail, restaurant and dedicated news boxes.
EXPO Chicago Official Guide
Newcity has published the official guide to Chicago’s leading art fair every year since 2007 (back when it was known as Art Chicago).
EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary Modern Art, will be presented at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall from September 17-20, 2015. Chicago’s leading art fair features 140 leading international galleries and offer a curated blend of contemporary and modern art.
Newcity’s Official Guide to EXPO CHICAGO is published at the beginning of September, featuring stories on the biggest visual arts events happening in the fall – Hans Ulrich Obrist at the art fair, Scott & Tyson Reeder curating SAIC’s 150th anniversary exhibition, and the Renaissance Society – as well as details on all of the events taking place at Navy Pier and around Chicago as part of EXPO ART WEEK.
The guide, in a full-color glossy magazine format, will feature a minimum press run of 100,000 and will be distributed in three phases:
Phase 1: Standalone distribution at all participating cultural institutions and other relevant locations throughout the city. Phase 2: Insertion into the complete press run of Newcity in a September edition + the Chicago distribution of the Sunday New York Times. Phase 3: On-site distribution at the fair at Navy Pier.
With the Chicago Architectural Biennial’s debut coinciding with Chicago Artists Month, this fall’s CAM programming will be in dialogue with the biennial, asking the local arts community to envision “The City as Studio”: Chicago as a city for experimentation, innovation and production.
Now in its third iteration, the Chicago Artists Month publication, a partnership between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Newcity, is the definitive guide to the 300-plus events that take place throughout the city in October as part of Chicago Artists Month.
Sixty thousand copies of the publication will be distributed in three phases: insertion into the October 1 Chicago Architecture Biennial issue of Newcity, street-teamed to select locations around Chicago and available at all of the city’s key cultural and tourist properties, including the Chicago Cultural Center.
The publication’s format is a 32-page glossy magazine, filled with details on all the city-wide events throughout the month of October as well as dynamic photo spreads of a diverse group of featured artists. –
If you’d like more information about how Newcity Custom Publishing can work with your organization, contact publisher Brian Hieggelke at [email protected] or 312.715.8777.
If you’d like advertising rates for any of these custom-publishing products, email [email protected], or call (312)243-8786.