The Arts on Chicago initiative returns in 2015 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, and 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 VSA Minnesota, Arts on Chicago will select two projects by artists who are based in our target neighborhoods and who have disabilities or are working with and/or alongside individuals with disabilities to create this project. The selected artists will each receive $5,000 to carry out their work. Deadline is November 3. Click here for details and application.

Information Sessions:
Monday, October 20, 12-1pm
Saturday, October 25, 1pm-2pm
at Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN

Questions: Call Mike Hoyt at 612-787-3655 or email [email protected]