GLI.TC/H awarded Propeller Grant

Join GLI.TC/H at the Propeller Fund 2012 Awards Ceremony!

Friday, November 9, 7­–8:30pm
Mana Contemporary Chicago, 2233 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Please join Propeller at a ceremony honoring the 15 winners of the 2012 Propeller Fund awards, which serve to promote informal and self-organized creative activity in the Chicago area. Come celebrate the grant recipients and the community with food, drink, and music (DJ: Chances Dances). The awards ceremony is presented in conjunction with the MDW Fair.

Propeller Fund is excited to announce the 2012 awardees: America/n ($2000), AREA Chicago Issue #13: Home and Housing ($6000), Art Patch Project ($2000), CAKE ($6000), The Chicago Television Project ($2000), Comfort Station ($2000), A Day Without Public Art in Pilsen ($2000), Extinct Entities ($2000), The Franklin ($2000), GLI.TC/H ($6000), Microbroadcasting Chicago’s Art History ($2000), Prison-Neighborhood Arts Project ($6000), Rooting: Regional Networks, Global Concerns ($2000), Splitbeam ($6000), Toward a Union of Public Artists: SHoP Fellowship ($2000)


Propeller Fund recognizes that small, self-organized operations constitute a large catalyst for the creative activity and vitality of the Chicago visual art world. These projects are responsible for much of the complexity and richness in the art community.

From artist organized events, informal roundtables and workshops, collectively organized exhibition spaces, and publishing endeavors, a large number of the activities that actively sustain Chicago’s artists are informal, anti-institutional, or inconsistent in public presentation. These three attributes simultaneously fuel projects and disqualify them from traditional funding sources.

This informal and self-organized creative activity is abundant in Chicago.

Propeller Fund is conceptualized to stimulate its further growth; to encourage more varied models; to spread the activities into more diverse areas; to promote the public’s interaction with, and public recognition of such activities; and to spark ambitions beyond current formats.


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