Announcing Partner Organizations!

Activate! Chicago is a new initiative from the City of Chicago in partnership with Latent Design that transforms underutilized public plazas in cultural and economic catalysts. This is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Capitalizing on a local community’s assets, inspiration and potential, placemaking creates public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and economic well-being.

filmfront is a cine-club located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Selected programs draw from overlapping spheres of global, classic, documentary, experimental and local cinema. Situated at the core of a diverse community, our storefront venue invites a cross-cultural dialogue in the form of discussions, panels, lectures, and exhibitions in addition to our regular screenings.

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is an artist-run non-profit devoted to providing resources to emerging artists and nurturing a diverse community of cultural producers. ACRE’s programs support this generative community with materials, equipment, expertise, conscientiously produced food, and opportunities to exhibit and share work. ACRE’s annual summer residency in rural Wisconsin brings together emerging artists to live and work in a communal setting. A corresponding year-long program of exhibitions and events based in Chicago creates ongoing opportunities for idea exchange, feedback and growth. More information can be found at