Please join us for the Propeller Fund award ceremony to honor the 15 grant recipients for 2014.
Selected from a pool of over one hundred candidates, these small, self-organized, and radical projects are vital to Propeller’s mission of promoting diversity and small-scale interventions in Chicago’s visual art world. Awardees will be announced in early October.
Come celebrate the grant recipients and the community with food, drink, and an exhibition by Fultonia at Mana Contemporary Chicago.
Award Ceremony: 6:30pm, 5th floor
Exhibition Reception: 7-9pm, Propeller Fund, 4th floor
Free and open to the public
The award ceremony will be followed by an opening reception for the work of 2013 Propeller Awardee Fultonia.
Fultonia is a look into Chicago’s healthy past, present, and future through the eyes of nutritionist and health food advocate Dr. Alvenia Fulton.
40 years after Dr. Fulton opened her iconic storefront center for holistic healing, a collective of urban cyclists and makers–committed to the health, wealth, and environment of Black communities–happened upon a building with no other marker than a weathered sign near the intersection of Damen and West 63rd that read “Fultonia.” Fultonia is revived here, bringing Dr. Fulton’s work to life and offering a space to plant the seeds that shape our future.
Propeller Fund provides ongoing support to its grantees through its PILOT PROGRAM residency and exhibition space at Mana Contemporary. The residency provides two free studio spaces to former grantees for a year for the incubation of new projects and the exhibition space shows ongoing projects by grantees. 2014-2015 PILOT PROGRAM residents are Radius and Multiuso, a newly formed initiative out of A Day Without Public Art in Pilsen.