Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Threewalls announce the sixth year of Propeller Fund granting opportunities for independent visual artists, curators, and visual art groups in Cook County, IL. Propeller Fund provides money directly to artists, curators, and groups living and working in Cook County, Illinois, and seeks to support projects that are independent, informal, self-organized, and long-term or short-term. Application Deadline: July 15, 2015
To celebrate the launch of 2015 applications, Gallery 400 will be hosting a weekend of activities, including a Keynote from Lise Soskolne of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), an Application Workshop, and a Roundtable Discussion “On the value of art”. Schedule is as follows:
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.
These programs are free and open to all.