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2011 Awardee Territory Leads Youth Empowerment Walking Tour

See the city through the eyes of young people, and discover community-based youth empowerment strategies through an interactive walking tour led by Territory Urban Design Team. The tour includes site visits and placemaking activities exploring social justice issues through urban design, activism, performance, and social enterprise.

2016 Awardee Lavender Menace Occupation at Salonathon

This event will center around a site specific installation of lavender menace posters within in the bathroom of long standing performing arts series, Salonathon. The installation will include the participation of bar patrons by allowing them to respond to a text prompt directly on the wall of the bathroom, adding to the context and the environment of both the gathering and the existing art installation.

Propeller Fund Seeks Archiving Intern

The Propeller Fund seeks a part-time, temporary intern to assist in archiving grantee projects and building the organization’s online presence. Propeller is looking for someone who is organized, a self-starter, and interested in documenting the activities of socially engaged artists in Chicago.

2016 Awardee Lavender Menace Occupation Installation

LMO x Off Chances Lavender Menace Occupation bathroom installation during the Valentine’s Day edition of Off Chances at Danny’s. Tuesday, February 14th, 10PM – 2AM Danny’s in Wicker Park 1959 W. Dickens, Chicago, IL This event will center around a site specific installation of lavender menace posters within in the bathroom of long standing queer… Read more »

2015 Awardee Floating Museum Interactive Installation “How to Give Life to a Mountain”

Floating Museum presents a new installation and project titled How to give life to a Mountain. This exhibition is an invitation to creatively engage with the legacy of Dr. Margaret Burroughs and the history of the DuSable Museum of African American History. Dr. Margaret Burroughs initially invited the community to donate their own historical artifacts for DuSable, and this act extended the value of the object to the exchange itself, emphasizing the relation between the institution and the people it represents.

2016 Awardee And Then There Was BLAK Multimedia Installation

And Then There Was Repast February 5, 7-11pm The Dojo 2304 S. Blue Island Ave. and then there was REPAST is a versatile interactive multimedia installation project on the urban millennial black and brown gaze when relating to death consumption. We would like to express the ritual of ethnic funerals, eulogies, repast and public consumption… Read more »

2014 Awardee Patternbase Work Featured at Filigree Suppers: Duet

 Filigree Suppers: Duet Filigree Suppers’ two-year anniversary event & Valentine’s celebration will be all about the number two – mixing, matching, and pairing things up!  Sunday, February 12, 5-8pm The Lakewood 1758 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60612 Warm up with us this February with new friends and old, and help us celebrate two wonderful… Read more »

2016 Awardee Artist-run Exchange Program Call for Submissions

Deadline: January 31. Adds Donna is looking for artists to include in a series of traveling group exhibitions as a part of our new Artist-run Exchange Program. If you would like to be considered for a studio visit, please submit 10-15 images, a bio, and a short statement about yourself and your work.

2013 Awardee 2nd Floor Rear: RITUAL

2nd Floor Rear 2017: RITUAL is moveable feast of artist-run events, projects, exhibitions, and performances that shine a light on the occult, hidden nature of alternative arts practices and the communities of care that spring up around them. The 2017 season kicks off with a fluxus-style potluck at Pond Hole Gallery on the evening of Friday, February 3. Events continue throughout Avondale, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, and Wicker Park on Saturday, February 4, and wrap up on Sunday February, 5 with various events spanning Pilsen.

2014 Awardee Patternbase Participates in Holiday Popup

  Patternbase at The Stockroom Holiday Popup The Stock Room 1011 W. Armitage Ave. Popup Hours: December 9-10, 10am-7pm, December 11, 10am-5pm The Patternbase will be participating in The Stock Room holiday popup shop, curated by Michelle Kliman of MK Studio and Elizabeth Cummings. The Patternbase will be selling hand-painted silk scarves and silk pillows, printed… Read more »