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2016 Awardee Artist-run Exchange program presents mobile

ADDS DONNA’s Artist-run Exchange Program presents Mobile

April 28 – June 2, 2018
Open Space

512 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 

Mobile, featuring the work of Ghaleb Al-Bihani, Robert Chase Heishman, Todd Mattei, and Betsy Odom, is the second iteration of the exhibition Landline, which opened at ADDS DONNA in 2017. The exhibition is now on view at Open Space Gallery in Baltimore through June 2, 2018. The exhibition is a part of the Artist-run Exchange Program, a program initiated by ADDS DONNA with support from The Propeller Fund to exchange exhibitions with other artist-run galleries around the country.

A special thank you to the Center for Constitutional Rights for their support. CCR is a progressive non-profit legal advocacy organization based in New York City.

Propeller Fund 2018: Walk-In Session 3

Metropolis Coffee
1039 W. Granville Ave. 
Wednesday, May 23 | 4-5:30pm

Drop in and meet with Propeller Fund staff at focused walk-in sessions to address individualized questions for the July 1 application deadline.

Walk in sessions are free and open to all.

(Image: 2017 Awardee, CHICAGO LOWRIDER FESTIVAL: Culture, Art, Community + Legacy | VOL. 1)

Propeller Fund grants $50k a year to public, collaborative, and artist-led projects in Cook County, IL.

Propeller Fund 2018: Walk-In Session 2


Build Coffee
6100 S. Blackstone Ave. 
Thursday, May 10 | 3-4:30pm

Drop in and meet with Propeller Fund staff at focused walk-in sessions to address individualized questions for the July 1 application deadline.

Walk in sessions are free and open to all.

(Image: 2013 Awardee, Plug-In Studio)

Propeller Fund grants $50k a year to public, collaborative, and artist-led projects in Cook County, IL.

Propeller Fund 2018: Walk-In Session 1

Cafe Mustache
2313 N. Milwaukee Ave. 
Saturday, April 21 | 1-2:30pm

Drop in and meet with Propeller Fund staff at focused walk-in sessions to address individualized questions for the July 1 application deadline.

Walk in sessions are free and open to all.

(Image: 2016 Awardee, Axis Lab)

Propeller Fund grants $50k a year to public, collaborative, and artist-led projects in Cook County, IL.

Propeller Fund 2018 Information Session at Chicago Art Department

Join us at the first Propeller Fund Information Session for the 2018 grant cycle at Chicago Art Department in Pilsen. Propeller Fund grants $50k a year to public, collaborative, and artist-led projects  in Cook County.

Information workshops give tips on how to write effective proposals, craft budgets, and navigate the online submission to Propeller Fund for the July 1 deadline.

Chicago Art Department
1932 S. Halsted St. 
Tuesday, June 5 | 6PM

Free and open to all.

See the Application Brochure for additional details.

Propeller Fund 2018 Information Session at Filmfront

Join us at the last Propeller Fund Information Session for the 2018 grant cycle at Filmfront in Pilsen. Propeller Fund grants $50k a year to public, collaborative, and artist-led projects  in Cook County.

Information workshops give tips on how to write effective proposals, craft budgets, and navigate the online submission to Propeller Fund for the July 1 deadline.

Filmfront
1740 W. 18th St. 
Wednesday, June 20 | 6PM

Free and open to all.

See the Application Brochure for additional details.

2012 Awardee Lucky Pierre Final Meals Filming

Final Meals Filming
March 10, April 7, May 19, 3-8pm
Grace Church of Logan Square
3325 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL 

Final Meals is a community-based performance/video installation. Each final meal as published by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice since 1982 is prepared, consumed, and filmed. Lucky Pierre and volunteers from the community cook recreations of the final meals requested by Texas death row inmates. A volunteer is then videotaped eating the meal. The recorded video is a single 22-mintue overhead black and white shot. The food is the focus of the video, what is prepared, what is consumed-a final gesture towards bodily maintenance and comfort. 310 final meals have been published online by the State of Texas (in 2003 the State stopped publicly listing final meal requests). Over the past 10 years Lucky Pierre has now re-created 197 meals. When completed, the project will include over 200 hours of footage.

To volunteer to eat a meal and be filmed, see luckypierre.org. Complete your contact information and select the time slot you are available to volunteer. Your day and time will be confirmed within 24 hours of completing this form.

2017 Awardee Queer the Air at Open Television Tonight


Open Television Tonight
March 6, 6-8pm
MCA Chicago
220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL

Trailer

Join OTV, a platform for intersectional television created as Open TV, as they premiere a new slate of original pilots and series! In the style of The Late Show they ‘ll screen three projects from the upcoming 2018 season (Seeds, Yogma, and Code-Switched), interviewing the creators, and taking questions and feedback from the audience, all while a DJ spins original beats

Artist Tax Workshop

Artist Tax Workshop

Wednesday, February 28, 6pm

Gallery 400

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.

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 Fund staff to archive materials that will be compiled in a comprehensive publication documenting the organization’s funded projects from the last eight years. The goals of the internship include: updating and maintaining the Propeller Fund archive, promoting the community of Propeller Fund artists and projects, and playing an integral role in demonstrating the importance of Propeller Fund projects as a catalyst for the creative activity and vitality of the Chicago visual art world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ongoing archival work related to grantee activities
  • Researching and compiling photographic, written, and media content
  • Scanning and archiving printed material and ephemera
  • Documentation of grantee events and programs, as needed
  • Interviewing past grantees and Propeller Fund staff
  • Identifying and inviting project participants to contribute written content to website and printed materials
  • Writing analyses of activities, programs, partnerships, and exhibitions
  • Copyediting content for spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Managing contact with grantees to ensure accuracy and thoroughness

Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, and Google Drive. Desirable skills include a high degree of organization, attention to detail, ability to work independently, and strong writing and communication skills.

Please send letter of interest and resume to info@propellerfund.org