Theaster Gates Getting Money, More Land From City To Start A Garden

Theaster Gates Getting Money, More Land From City To Start A Garden
SOUTH SHORE — Artist Theaster Gates' property holdings in Woodlawn and South Shore is about to expand again unless someone has a better idea. Gates' Rebuild Foundation will get four vacant lots at 6953 S. Dorchester Ave. for a community garden for …
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Chicago dumps Trump with satire
While Chicago is known for its central role in the political arena, artists, businesses and filmmakers have put their own spin on the current presidential race. Rather than making such statements through more traditional protests, locals have found …
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Artists Assembly, Led by Philanthropist Carolina Garcia Jayaram, Comes to Miami
This weekend, alumni from the United States Artist (USA) fellowship program will descend upon Miami. The Chicago-based nonprofit supports working creatives by offering grants of up to $ 50,000. Each year, it hosts Artists Assembly, which brings together …
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More Arts in Chicago Schools Last Year

More Arts in Chicago Schools Last Year
A new report shows an increase in the number of art teachers across Chicago Public Schools — from 1,278 in 2013-14 to 1,322 last school year. Ingenuity Inc.has been tracking the state of the arts in CPS for three years. “The whole idea behind these …
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LISA hopes to improve business for Chicago artists formerly known as
LISA has arrived in Chicago. Launching today, LISA is a beauty business app. Well, LISA is a person too. But for the purposes of this story, LISA is an app that aims to make life more manageable for hundreds of cosmetologists in the Chicago market …
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Layoffs could derail CPS progress on arts education
The district continues to negotiate with the Chicago Teachers Union on a contract that would prevent them, she said, adding, “We will continue in our efforts to fight for fair funding for Chicago's students to prevent cuts to our classrooms and arts …
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