We're Turning Ten!
Launched in 2011, Arts + Public Life celebrates our tenth anniversary this year. We believe our greatest achievements are our relationships, and want to thank you for a decade marked by meaningful exchange and ambitious cultural production. The legacy of art and creative entrepreneurship runs deep in Washington Park, and this rich heritage grounds our work and guides our priorities for future growth. During the last ten years, we have witnessed the tremendous cultural wealth of Chicago’s South Side, rendered more visible and accessible through spaces like the Arts Incubator, the Green Line Performing Arts Center, and the L1 Creative Business Accelerator. As we turn ten, the words of Chicago’s own Gwendolyn Brooks’ signal a way forward––
We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.
With love and care,
Arts + Public Life
Arts + Public Life (APL) is a dynamic hub of exploration, expression, and exchange that centers people of color and fosters neighborhood vibrancy through the arts on the South Side of Chicago. As a neighborhood platform for arts and culture in Washington Park, APL provides residencies for Black and Brown artists and creative entrepreneurs, arts education for youth, and artist-led programming and exhibitions.
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Chicago, IL 60637
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