Sixty Inches From Center is a collective of writers, editors, artists, curators, librarians, and archivists who publish and produce collaborative projects about artists, archival practice, art history, and culture in the occupied lands known as Chicago and the Midwest.
We provide digital and print publishing opportunities for artists in the Midwest who want to share their text, photo, graphic, video, and audio works in new ways.
We believe that the stories of artists, cultural workers, archivists, organizers, memory workers, and writers within our communities (LGBTQ+, femme, BIPOC, diasporic, and disability) are essential for understanding history and creating future canons that align with the more liberated and just worlds that reflect our dreams and realities. Our stories need to be preserved and promoted simultaneously, so we work with local and national archives while providing platforms and capsules for the cultural practices of our people.
Although we are collectively-run, Sixty Inches From Center is a 501(c)(3) organization that survives on the donations of our readers and loyal followers like you.
Sixty Inches From Center officially launched on October 31, 2010. Check out photos from our day-long art ride from Hyde Park Art Center to Chicago Urban Arts Society, Elastic Arts Foundation, and South Side Community Art Center here.
For general inquiries, event/project announcements, tips, or to send us love notes, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADMIN + EDITORS
Meet the familiar faces of our Board of Directors + Advisory Board.
Persephone Van Ort
Grants + Fundraising, Writer
Social Media Support + Special Projects
Isra Rene, Writer
carrie sarah kaufman
PHOTOGRAPHERS + ILLUSTRATORS
TRANSLATORS + TRANSCRIBERS
PAST SIXTY FAMILY (2016 – present)
Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel
Verónica Casado Hernandez
ENVISIONING JUSTICE RESIDENTS
Photographer at Let Us Breathe Collective
Writer at LetUsBreathe Collective
Writer at BBF Family Services and Restorative Justice Court / Free Write Arts & Literacy
Writer at Bright Star Community Outreach
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