Lending Expertise.     Providing Support.     Facilitating Partnerships.


Our programming serves Chicago’s cultural workers and enterprises to ensure community vitality and an equitable creative economy.


We see a world where creativity is universally valued as a resource with limitless potential for social and economic impact.


  • Relationships Matter – We value kindness, sincerity, and honesty as they inspire empowerment and transformation.
  • Diversity Builds Capacity – We value the inclusion of multiple identities and perspectives, enabling us to make better decisions.
  • Mutuality is Essential – We value partnerships with those who also champion policies and practices of social equity and justice.