Become a Host Family

What is a host family?

Each year, The Arts Inc., invites a lot of performing artists & professional faculty to Evanston.  And they all need a place to stay!

Unfortunately, lodging costs affect our bottom line.  The reality:  if we had to provide hotel lodging for everyone, we wouldn’t be able to provide the quality events & programs you’ve come to expect & love.

In order to keep these costs down, we need your help – become a HOST FAMILY!

Be a Host Family icon - illustration of a house
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What does a host family do?

Becoming a Host Family allows you and your family unique access to our guest artists & faculty.  You’ll have the opportunity to get to personally get to know them.  It’s an experience that most of our Host Families cherish and look forward to each year.

What we need in a host family:

  • A bed to rest a head

    Nothing fancy - Just a bedroom with a bed and access to a bathroom.

  • Breakfast (and maybe a snack)

    We're not expecting a traditional English breakfast. A basic assortment of typical breakfast foods will do just fine. (cereal, toast, breakfast bars, fruit, etc.)

    Our guest artists might also need a little snack before retiring for the evening. This is dependent on performance times. Again, typical snacks (popcorn, granola bars, fruit, chips, etc.)

  • Transportation (possibly)

    Typically, we take care of transporting our guest artists & MAT camp faculty. But, sometimes, due to logistics, we may need a little help.

    No worries, if you're unable to do so. It's not a deal breaker. We can always find a volunteer.

Become a Host family

If you’re interested in becoming a host family, please fill out the following form.  We’ll get back to you with more details about the program.

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