Category: Events

Propeller Fund Open House

Propeller Fund presents a series of discussions, performances, presentations, and more in multiple neighborhoods across Chicago. Now in it’s eighth year, Propeller Fund is a Chicago-area granting organization that supports artist-led, collaborative, public-oriented projects that are independent and self-organized. From Humboldt Park to Austin, from the Northside to Bronzeville, and from public spaces to online, these artist-led interventions, workshop series, collectively organized exhibition spaces, websites, and media projects constitute a large catalyst for the creative activity and vitality of the Chicago art world.

Artist Tax Workshop

Artist Tax Workshop Thursday, March 9, 6pm Gallery 400  400 S. Peoria Street 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. Topics covered: Taxability of grants and other artist incomes •… Read more »

Propeller Fund 2016 Award Ceremony and Reception

Propeller Fund 2016 Award Ceremony Wednesday, October 26, 6-8pm Chicago Artists Coalition 217 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL 60607 Please join us as we celebrate the 2016 Propeller Fund grant recipients and the community with food, drink, and music. Selected from a pool of over one-hundred candidates, these small, self-organized, and radical projects are vital to… Read more »

Propeller Fund Application Workshop

Saturday, June 4 Gallery 400 | 400 S. Peoria Street 1–3pm | Applying to Propeller Introduction to and tips on writing your application—including how to craft a compelling proposal, write your budget, and navigate the online system. Presenters will include previous Propeller Fund awardees and jurors. 3-4pm | Breakout Sessions with Propeller Grantees Focused sessions with Propeller grantees… Read more »

Artist Tax Workshop

Artist Tax Workshop with Janet Ecklebarger Gallery 400 Lecture Room 400 S. Peoria St. February 11, 6:30 PM Free and Open to the Public Hosted by Propeller Fund, this workshop led by Janet Ecklebarger will guide artists through the process of identifying and accounting for the many diverse income streams (from contract day jobs to… Read more »

Propeller Fund 2015 Award Ceremony and Reception

Propeller Fund 2015 Award Ceremony Wednesday, November 18, 6-8pm Jane Addams Hull-House Residents’ Dining Hall 800 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607 Please join us as we celebrate the 2015 Propeller Fund grant recipients and the community with food, drink, and music. Selected from a pool of over one-hundred candidates, these small, self-organized, and radical… Read more »

Propeller Fund Welcomes New Pilot Program Residents Floating Museum, Honey Pot Performance, ACRE TV and DINCA Vision Quest

June 24, 2015—Chicago, IL: Propeller Fund is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Pilot Program residents Floating Museum, Honey Pot Performance, ACRE TV and DINCA Vision Quest. The Pilot Program residency at Mana Contemporary provides ongoing support to Propeller grantees by awarding two free studio spaces to former grantees for a year for the incubation of… Read more »

Upcoming Propeller Information Sessions

Information workshops give tips on how to write effective proposals, craft budgets, and navigate the online submission for Propeller Fund for the July 15 deadline. Upcoming Workshop dates: Tuesday June 9, 6 PM Threewalls, 119 N. Peoria #2C Tuesday June 23, 6 PM Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Have questions about applying but can’t… Read more »

Propeller Fund 2015: Application Workshops, Roundtable Discussion “On the Value of Art,” and Keynote from Lise Soskolne of W.A.G.E.

Propeller Fund is pleased to announce application workshops and artist roundtables for 2015. A weekend of events includes a keynote from Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) core organizer Lise Soskolne and a roundtable discussion with collectors, artists, and administrators,”On the Value of Art.” Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago and… Read more »