Building a just and equitable arts and culture ecosystem

Seven diverse figures in a close group, wearing varying activist statements on their clothes and buttons including, “Black Lives Matter,” “Trans Queer Lib” and “No War”; all against a dark blue background and the words, “We were built for this” above them.
Art by Molly Costello

Imagine Just is a collectively-led and diverse coalition to imagine and build 
a just and transformed arts and culture ecosystem that radically centers ALAANA/BIPOC creatives and communities and intentionally advances liberated cultures. * ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American)
* BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)

About Us

Our Vision

We declare that the contributions and creativity of ALAANA/BIPOC people have been and continue to be essential to our city’s cultural vibrancy and economic growth. We deserve to be supported to truly flourish.

What We’re Up To

a series of knitted or crocheted hands in a fist shape, in a range of skin tones going from darkest on the left to lightest on the right
Press | Chicago Defender

Imagine Just Initiative seeks a Shared Vision for an Anti-Racist Arts and Culture Sector.

Enrich Chicago launched a new initiative to create a shared vision for the anti-racist art and culture sector.  Imagine Just seeks to tap into the city’s diverse arts and culture community to create anti-racist and anti-oppressive arts and culture sectors that center around the voices of artists of color.  This shared vision will identify actionable strategies for systemic changes.

“Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the ones you cannot live within.”

— Ruha Benjamin