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2015 Awardee Honey Pot Performance Gatherings for ways of knowing

HPP Invites you to Gatherings, as part of the project ways of knowing

What do you know? How do you know it? How do you create value for what you know? 

Honey Pot Performance invites you to one of five remaining Gatherings between April and June 2018 for an afternoon of conversation, performance, nourishment, and creative play. Gatherings are free and open to all. Address provided when you register.

Sunday, April 29
2-5pm
South Shore: Studio 6A, hosted by Amina Dickerson
 
Saturday, May 12
2-5pm
Humboldt Park: HOMEroom, hosted by Erin Kilmurray
 
Sunday, May 20
2-5pm
Pilsen: High Concept Labs at Mana, 4th Floor Studio
 
Saturday, May 26
2-5pm
Homan Square: SAIC at Nichols Tower, 10th Floor
 
Saturday, June 9
2-5pm
Rogers Park: The Solarium, hosted by Sojourner Wright

 

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.

For the Gatherings, we will engage people from all walks of life in a meal, an interactive sharing, and a showing of the work in progress. We plan to incorporate the stories, data, and documentation from these gatherings into the work itself in partnership with On the Real Film. In reciprocal acts of knowledge exchange, we invite the public to share their stories and skills of expertise with us as HPP shares our own methods of creative process and art making. We will gather to discuss and experience the value of our various knowledge making tools and the skills we work to sharpen and refine through our respective practices.

We look forward to sharing with you. Details for your selected Gathering will be emailed to you the Wednesday before your session happens.

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.