Jane Beachy

Jane Beachy is the Founder and Artistic Director of Salonathon (est. July 2011).  She is also Program Manager for Art at Illinois Humanities, where she spearheads the Elective Studies Series and a myriad of other programs.  She was recently named one of Newcity’s “Players 2017: The Fifty People Who Really Perform For Chicago.”  Through Salonathon, she has produced events, performances, residencies and retreats at and/or with the Steppenwolf Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Chicago (Chicago Performance Lab), Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (OnEdge, SummerDance), Metro Chicago, The Empty Bottle, Thalia Hall, The Promontory, Land and Sea Dept., The Inconvenience, The Neo-Futurists, Columbia College, MAKE Magazine, Printer’s Ball, Bottom Lounge, Berlin Nightclub, Chicago Reader, Slideluck and ACRE Artist Residency, where she was recently a Visiting Artist.  Along with the Salonathon team, she also runs Camp Salondawega, an artist retreat at the acclaimed Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin, and has taught as an artist in residence in the Theater and Performance Studies Department at the University of Chicago. Jane will be a guest speaker for Artist Case Studies: Building an Audience + Community of Support on February 5, 2019.

Art Advising & Commissions

2018 - 2019,
Artist Leader


2018 - 2019,
Guest Speaker