Arts on Chicago returns in 2014 for another exciting year of creative placemaking projects along Chicago Avenue!
Arts on Chicago will continue to implement art projects to knit together existing creative assets in the Central, Powderhorn, Bancroft, Bryant communities along Chicago Avenue from 32nd Street to 42nd Street, using the process to build a framework for the ongoing support of a vibrant arts and cultural district. Our neighborhoods already have creative assets like artists, public spaces, arts organizations, and arts-related businesses. Arts on Chicago’s creative placemaking furthers the use of the arts in neighborhood locations to encourage social interaction and connection, support the growth of local businesses and safer streets, and to promote a sense of neighborhood identity and ownership. Through the support of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Arts on Chicago will select three projects that promote and encourage broad community participation in healthy active living.
Individual artists, artist teams, and organizations are invited to participate by proposing a project with a total budget of $5,000.
Arts on Chicago staff will host Creative Placemaking Workshops to provide information and inspiration on Wed. Jan. 15 from 6pm-8pm and Sat. Jan. 25 from 10am-noon at Pillsbury House + Theatre. For additional details, visit http://www.artsonchicago.org or contact [email protected]
Arts on Chicago is a partnership lead by: Pillsbury House + Theatre, Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, Upstream Arts, MCAD Associate Professor Natasha Pestich, and The Third Place, with support from Ward 8 Council Office of Elizabeth Glidden. Funding for this round of projects is provided by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, as part of the Blue Cross’ long-term commitment to tackle the four leading cause of heart disease and cancer: tobacco use, obesity, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating.