Help Sixty stay alive and thrive.

BECOME A PATREON or give a one-time donation below.

When Sixty launched in 2010, we were kickstarted by grants from the Propeller Fund, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and the Jane + Tad Shepard Family Foundation. Since then, we have received grants from Illinois Humanities, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and have relied primarily on donations from individual supporters, print sales, events, and editorial partnerships and collaborations.

If you need convincing for why you should become a Patreon or make a one-time donation, let’s share the numbers. Since we started in 2010, we have had over 60 writers of all experience levels contribute to our platform and have generated over 1,000 articles, essays, interviews, reviews, podcasts, and video profiles on local artists. Of those writers, over 75% are writers of color, LGBTQ+, and/or women.

Every dollar goes to support the many things that we do, including paying our writers, producing our Sixty Offline events, maintaining our archiving collaboration with Harold Washington Library’s Chicago Artists Archives, and keeping our online operations up and running.

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.