Our Vision

A reinvigorated Bronzeville

A more culturally
connected Chicago

A more artistically
equitable world

Although the creativity of Black artists in America has stirred, inspired and persevered for centuries, the outlets for its expression-even today-have remained limited and underfunded.

Black people produce an asset that is wholly rehabilitative and restorative. It is not acceptable when black people do not have a place to develop and engage with that asset in their own community, and it is not enough to just perform art in white neighborhoods. Instead we must invest in the spaces and resources black artists and communities need to flourish.