American Sign Language version of the 2020 Propeller Impact Fund announcement is available below
For 2020, Propeller Fund is adapting its annual project-based re-granting program to now focus on providing short-term financial support to artists who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Open to artists in the *Chicagoland area with a practice grounded in the visual arts, Propeller Impact Fund will distribute $500 unrestricted, one-time grants over four rounds of applications. The $500 grants are disbursed the month following each application deadline. A total amount of $56,000 will be disbursed over the four rounds.
Funded through the generosity of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and co-administered by Threewalls and Gallery 400, Propeller Impact Fund welcomes all eligible artists to apply, with priority consideration for communities that are impacted disproportionately including: ALAANA artists (African descendent, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native American), d/Deaf and disabled artists, LGBTQ2SIA+ artists, and gender non-conforming and non-binary artists. For general questions and feedback, email the Propeller Fund Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Unrestricted grants will be offered in the amount of $500.
-Potential applicants should be aware that due to limited funding and the potential high demand, only a small percentage of those who apply will receive the grant.
-Selection process will be done via lottery, with priority considerations taken into account.
2020 PROPELLER IMPACT FUND APPLICATION TIMELINE
Round One: April 22 at 9am, CDT – April 25 at 5pm, CDT
Round Two: June 22 at 9am, CDT – June 25 at 5pm, CDT
Round Three: August 24 at 9am, CDT – August 27 at 5pm, CDT
Round Four: October 26 at 9am, CDT – October 29 at 5pm, CDT
WHO CAN APPLY
-Applicants must be individual artists grounded in the visual arts.
-Applicants must be able to demonstrate activity in their artistic discipline over the past three years.
-Applicants must be residents of the *Illinois counties — Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaPorte, McHenry & Will.
-Applicants will need to express how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those not eligible to apply include:
-Students enrolled in any degree program.
-Artists who have retained full-time jobs.
-Propeller Fund grantees awarded in November 2019.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants will fill out a brief Google Form. Please keep your answers as simple and concise as possible. To ensure that Propeller Impact Fund practices equitable funding, you will be asked to share certain demographic information, in order to identify those who may fall within the priority consideration. All information shared by applicants is confidential. The application for the Propeller Impact Fund will be available on the first day of Round Three – Monday, August 24th at 9:00 am, CST.
For d/Deaf and disabled artists: if you have any issues completing the application form, you may apply by phone or video. To complete the application by phone or video, please contact Barak adé Soleil, Threewalls’ Director of Programs at 347.385.0986 (text or call) between Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm or email Barak@three-walls.org.
This is an American Sign Language interpretation of the 2020 Propeller Impact Fund Announcement. Signed and captioned by Deaf interpreter Erin Sanders-Sigmon
Launched in 2010, Propeller Fund is jointly administered by Gallery 400 and Threewalls, and funded through the generosity of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Andy Warhol Foundation has invested in the creation of a growing national network of regional re-granting programs, which currently exist in sixteen cities: Albuquerque, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Portland (ME), Portland (OR), Saint Louis, San Francisco, and Washington DC. The Warhol Foundation has authorized these re-granting partners to re-allocate their $100,000 grants to create and administer COVID-19 emergency relief funds in their communities.
ARTIST TAX WORKSHOP
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Gallery 400 (400 S. Peoria St.)
Hosted by Propeller Fund, this workshop led by Krystal Boney instructs artists on how to properly claim grants on their taxes and how to account for artwork sales, honoraria, and more. In addition to sharing her insights on tax-filing best practices for artists, Krystal will also be able to address questions pertinent to individualized circumstances.
Bean Knights is a team of accountants based in the United States led by founder Krystal Boney. Our clients specialize in numerous industries and are based in Detroit, Chicago, and New York. She started her career in Big 4 accounting and has spent several years working for several Fortune 500 corporations.
Artist Tax Workshop
Tuesday, March 12, 6pm
400 S. Peoria St
Hosted by Propeller Fund, this workshop led by Janet Ecklebarger will instruct recent grant recipients and applicants on how to properly claim grants on their taxes and how to account for artwork sales, honoraria, and more. In addition to sharing her insights on tax-filing best practices for artists, Janet will also be able to address questions pertinent to individualized circumstances.
Janet Ecklebarger earned her Master’s degree from Cranbrook, in 1992. She has been working as a tax associate since 2005 and specializes in deductions for artists, musicians, and other creative types while also offering tax and accounting techniques for the right brained.
Join us for the inaugural ICUQTS: International Chicago Underground Queer Transcendance Symposium. ICUQTS is an interdisciplinary festival celebrating creative cultural engagement with local and international queer communities through exhibition of visual & performance art, music, panel discussions, and workshops, around the theme of queer (LGBTQIA+) transcendence.
ICUQTS features artwork from over 50 visual and performance artists from across Chicago, the US, and the world, as well as Chicago-based vendors and community organizations.
ICUQTS 2018 is a part of EXPO Art Week 2018, and is a 2017 Propeller Fund Awardee.
ICUQTS is presented by TRQPITECA, a Chicago-based artist duo and production company creating an intersection between art, queer culture, and dance music, with the intention of fostering creative engagement with the diverse communities of which we are a part.
It’s finally happening. Our 3rd installment of For the People Artists Collective’s radical coloring books is finally fresh off the press and ready for distribution! Come through and pick up your copies!
Sunday, August 12, 2018
1:00 PM – 4:00PM
Hyde Park Art Center
Our 1st coloring book, “Color Me Rising” was made in collaboration w/ the Chicago Childcare Collective (ChiChiCo). Their original coloring book, “Color Me Rad,” truly inspired our series. We highlighted 20 inspiring actions & efforts that spanned from November of 2014 thru December of 2015 in Chicago. Our 2nd coloring book, “Color Me Resisting,” was supported by ChiChiCo again, and highlighted an additional 20 different actions + efforts for justice in our city in 2016.
As we all know, 2017 was a really hard year. FTP Artists Collective decided our next coloring book would focus on healing justice and all of the work being done in Chicago. From uplifting Intersex Awareness Day to South Side’s Trans Beach Party to #NoCopAcademy, our 3rd book, “Color Me Healing,” is our biggest one yet, hence, why it’s taken so long! Folks worked really hard on this one, and we are super excited to share it with you.
— All ages are welcome — especially kids!
— Space is wheelchair accessible.
— Activities planned: Life-size coloring pages to color in, fun games, and more TBA!
— A very, very short program will happen at 2:30pm.
★★★Coloring books are $10 each,
with a limit of 10 per person. ★★★
If you are with an organization that works with youth, or are featured in the 2018 coloring book, please email email@example.com so we can set aside a number of copies for you.
If you supported the coloring book going to print and pre-ordered on Indiegogo, this is the time & place to pick them up! Thank you for your patience and for supporting our work!
This event is possible thanks to the support of the Chicago Childcare Collective, the Hyde Park Art Center, and Crossroads Fund!
Saturday, August 18, 3-5:30pm
TV Making Workshop Hosted by the 48203 Dance Show
333 Midland St., Highland Park, MI
Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney, co-directors of ACRE TV (an artist-made livestreaming tele-vision network) will facilitate a three hour (with breaks!) workshop in which all participants will learn about and make LIVE and LIVE-TO-TAPE TV! All ages and experience levels are welcome, no equipment is required, though if you have a laptop or camera please bring it. In this workshop we will:
Look at some examples of live artist-made television, especially dance shows!
Take turns doing a multicam edit of footage from The 48203 Dance Show!
Set up a multi-cam livestream and practice live switching!
Broadcast our finished edits live on www.ACRETV.org!
Bring lunch! We’ll provide snacks!
Lighthouses On The Mag Mile: A public art display celebrating access & inclusion for people with disabilities
On display: June 19th-August 11
The Patternbase Lighthouse is located at 555 N. Michigan Ave.
A full map of all lighthouse locations can be seen here.
Come out this summer and view Lighthouses on The Mag Mile, a citywide free public art display celebrating the call to action of access and inclusion for people with disabilities. This will take place along Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue from June 19-August 11. This event will feature 51 six-foot lighthouse sculptures, created by national and local Chicago artists, many with disabilities. Learn more about the project at www.lighthousesonmagmile.com
Monday, July 16, 7-9pm
Monday, July 30, 7-9pm
6018 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL
Tour and Performance at Tree Studios
Saturday, July 28, 10:30am-12pm
4 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL
A night of music and sound with Infinite Games artist/musicians
Thursday, June 7, 7-10pm
Open House Contemporary
740 N. Ogden, Chicago, IL
All are invited to a music night at Open House Contemporary, and an opportunity to tour Infinite Games. A group of the artists in the exhibition perform on one of the 3 floors housing the exhibition. Performers include Madeleine Aguilar, Tadd Cowen, Douglas Ewart, Walter Kitundu, Lou Mallozzi, Dan Sullivan, Titus Wonsey.