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Community Vision Kickoff: A Portal to Infinite Possibilities

Friday, Nov 5th, 2021
1:00pm-3:00pm

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Community Vision Kickoff: A Portal to Infinite Possibilities

Thursday, November 11, 2021
12:00PM – 2:00PM CST

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Past Events

Imagine Just:
Community Co-Creation Session 6

The sessions are also confirming what we already know – we already have the solutions for transforming our society. They lie within the communities that have been pushed to the margins. And artists and the arts and culture sectors can and should play a leading role in bringing forth the change we want to see. 

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Imagine Just:
Community Co-Creation Session 5

Our arts and culture sector can be a catalyst for transformative change. By tapping into and providing resources to these invaluable resources — artists and institutions – that already exist within Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, we can build an engine for change that can move our entire city forward.

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Imagine Just:
Community Co-Creation Session 4

Artists should be able to create the art they want to create, without having to worry about funding it. And communities should be able to enjoy art without having to travel across town to access it.

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Imagine Just:
Community Co-Creation Session 3

What if each of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods had multiple thriving arts organizations, not just one anchor organization? This question was at the core of a discussion around creating a true “Arts Ecosystem” for the city. 

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Imagine Just:
Community Co-Creation Session 2

Participants at our session desperately want to imagine something different: an arts and culture sector that focuses on collective funding and decision-making models. One that is truly based in and led by the community.

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Imagine Just:
Community Co-Creation Session 1

From ‘building up small galleries and networks in neighborhoods’ to investing in park cultural centers so they could serve as centers for learning, session participants were full of rich ideas for better integrating our neighborhoods into arts and culture communities.

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