The Chicago Archives + Artists Project (CA+AP) is an initiative that highlights Chicago archives and special collections that give space to voices on the margins of history. Led by Chicago-based writers and artists, the project explores archives across the city via online features, a series of public programs and new commissioned artwork by Chicago artists. For 2018, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation has funded a series of pilot projects pairing three artists with three archives around the city: Media Burn + Ivan LOZANO, the Leather Archives & Museum + Aay Preston-Myint, and the Newberry Library’s Chicago Protest Collection + H. Melt. This series of articles will profile these featured archives and artists over the course of their collaboration, exploring the vital role of the archive in preserving and interpreting the stories of our city as well as the ways in which they can be a resource for creatives in the community. Join us on December 1, 2018 from 6-9 pm at the Leather Archives & Museum for Artists + Archives: Pilots, which will exhibit the commissioned projects by each artist alongside the archive materials that inspired them, launching CA+AP’s first …
A list of film screenings, exhibitions, talks, performances, readings, and more to get you through the cold and snow this month.
A list of talks, performances, exhibitions, readings, film screenings, concerts, fundraisers, self-care opportunities and more happening this month throughout Chicago and Illinois.
A three-day festival of all things archiving and community autonomy in documentation, storytelling, and arts writing.
Volunteer for the Chicago Archives + Artists Festival and learn some community archiving skills from Read/Write Library in the process.