Mateo Mulcahy appointed Deputy ED of ILCC & Chicago Latino Film Fest

Mateo Mulcahy
Mateo Mulcahy

The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), producer of the Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) and the Chicago Latino Music Series, and its Executive Director Pepe Vargas today announce the appointment of Mateo Mulcahy to the recently created position of Deputy Executive Director.

In this new role, Mulcahy will be in charge of promoting and elevating ILCC’s presence as an integral player in the Chicago cultural scene, assist in the management of existing marketing strategies and the development of new ones, nurture existing financial supporters while seeking new revenue sources, and assist on the Center’s current programming and develop new ones as well.

“We are excited to welcome Mateo to the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago. His vast experience in management, programming and fundraising will help the ILCC increase its reach and branding locally and regionally as we continue to emerge from this pandemic,” said Pepe Vargas.

“I am thrilled to take on this new challenge at the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago and look forward to helping the ILCC become the premiere pan-Latino arts organization in the country,” said Mulcahy.


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Prior to his appointment at the ILCC, Mulcahy was the Director of Community Projects and Events at the Old Town School of Folk Music, where he was responsible for international programming of music and dance and transformed the school into the most active programmer of international acts in the Midwest.

Mulcahy also spearheaded numerous grant-funded programs for events, festivals, residencies, and international exchange. A bilingual and bicultural native of Chicago, Mr. Mulcahy has worked in the entertainment business for more than 35 years in many different capacities; radio host and producer, video documentary producer, concert promoter, festival director, DJ and DJ business owner, live music venue owner and manager, programmer, musician and vocalist.

Mulcahy holds a B.A. in Spanish/International Development from Washington University.


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