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2015 Awardee John Preus Infinite Games Music Night

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.

2017 Awardee The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food Back Room Residencies

We are pleased to announce The Back Room Residencies, a six-month-long series of residencies in The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food, beginning in May and running through the end of October. These four residencies are conceived as platforms for experimental responses to the ongoing project of The Back Room, and its unique context in the realm of Kim’s Corner Food and Thomas Kong’s practice.

2012 Awardee The Franklin Presents Gina Hunt: Azimut

Azimuth presents new site-responsive works by Chicago-based artist Gina Hunt. The artist will create an actual sundial on the south-facing exterior wall of the Franklin and will visit the site at regular intervals to make timeline marks based on the movement of light and shadows.

2014 Awardee North Branch Projects Community Binding Sessions

The opening of a monthly series of workshops at Read/Write Library begins a partnership with an arts organization who shares a similar mission in cultural production and civic engagement. 2nd Sunday Community Binding sessions are free and open to the public. All tools and materials are provided and no experience is necessary for participants.

2014 Awardee Marvin Tate Performs at Art Institute

Noted Chicago performance poets and vocalists Marvin Tate and Avery R. Young respond to the exhibition Never a Lovely So Real: Photography and Film in Chicago, 1950–1980 with in-gallery spoken word and live music performances. 

2015 Awardee Honey Pot Performance Gatherings for ways of knowing

In Fall 2018, Honey Pot Performance will premiere ways of knowing, an exploration of how we know what we know and create value for our ways of making knowledge. ways of knowing explores concepts of mastery, expertise, value, and knowledge production using HPP’s own evolving creative process and almost two decades of history together as a center to build the work around.

2012 Awardee Lucky Pierre Final Meals Filming

Final Meals is a community-based performance/video installation by Lucky Pierre in which members and volunteers from the community cook recreations of the final meals requested by Texas death row inmates.

Propeller Fund Archive Internship

The Propeller Fund, a Chicago-area grantmaking organization for visual artists, seeks a part-time, temporary intern to research, document, and archive past grantee projects. Propeller is looking for someone who is organized, a self-starter, and interested in documenting the dynamic activities of socially engaged artists in Chicago. The intern will work under the supervision of Propeller… Read more »