2018 Assembly

2018’s convening was artist-focused in all aspects: from the inspiring keynote by Sarah Lewis to full days dedicated to Fellows’ presentations and conversation, the camaraderie among the artists was palpable. There was a¬†shared sense of purpose and commitment to community and social justice across such an extraordinarily diverse group of individuals.


Lead Benefactors:

National Endowment for the Arts

The Joyce Foundation



Rasmuson Foundation

The Chicago Community Trust

The Rockefeller Foundation

Northern Trust


Sustainers and Partners:

Pam Crutchfield

Lake Shore Travel