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 Threewalls will launch the sixth year of Propeller Fund granting opportunities for independent visual artists, curators, and visual art groups in Cook County, IL. and seeks to support projects that are independent, informal, self-organized, and long-term or short-term.
Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

Keynote from Lise Soskolne, Application Workshop, and “On the Value of Art” Roundtable
May 1-May 2, 2015
Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

Friday, May 1 
7:00pm | Keynote from Lise Soskolne, Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)

Saturday, May 2, 11am-4pm 
11:00am-1:00pm | Applying to Propeller
Introduction and tips on writing a compelling proposal, budgeting, navigating the online system and juror’s point of view. Presenters include previous Propeller Fund awardees and jurors Sarah Ross, Regin Igloria, and Meida McNeal.

2:00pm-4:00pm | On the Value of Art
Roundtable discussion with Chicago collectors, artists, and administrators on working economies for artists in Chicago and the value of alternative art production. Featuring Claire Pentecost, artist; Scott Hunter, Chicago art collector; David Hartt, artist; and Elizabeth Chodos, Executive Director of Ox-bow School of Art; moderated by Abigail Satinsky Interim Executive & Artistic Director of Threewalls & Lorelei Stewart, Director, Gallery 400.

All events are free and open to all.

Upcoming information sessions:
June 9, 6pm                                        June 23, 6pm
Threewalls                                          Gallery 400
119 N. Peoria St., #2C                       400 S. Peoria St.