Help Sixty stay alive and thrive.
Since we started in 2010, Sixty has relied primarily on donations from individual supporters, print sales, events, and earned income from editorial partnerships and collaborations. Because of direct community support, we have been able to uplift the work of over 60 writers, artists, photographers, and cultural workers throughout Chicago and the Midwest. Over the years, our team has produced over 1,000 articles, essays, interviews, reviews, podcasts, and video profiles on Midwest artists and have contributed over 700 files to the Harold Washington Library’s Chicago Artists Files.
Every dollar goes to support the many things that we do, including paying our team (75% of which are writers of color, LGBTQ+, and/or women), producing our Sixty Offline events, maintaining our archiving initiatives, and keeping our online operations up and running.
We’ve also received support over the years through grants and collaborative fundraisers with the Chicago Independent Media Alliance, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts, Artists Run Chicago Fund (Hyde Park Art Center), the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Driehaus Foundation, Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities/the National Endowment for the Humanities COVID-19 Emergency Fund, Jane + Tad Shepard Family Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Propeller Fund, and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Since we’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, every monthly donation is a tax deductible charitable contribution. Every little bit goes a long way.