CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Supported with Art Galleries, Curriculums, Workshops, and More
Kids & Families Engaged through FREE & Low-Cost Arts Programming
Exhibited Citywide via The IPaintMyMind Permanent Collection
Curated with a Focus on Diversity of Aesthetics & Representation
PAYING IT FORWARD
OUR CONNECTION IS EVERYTHING
By mobilizing art and connecting communities we aim to make everyone’s experience better by knowing they’re helping someone else. Our entire model is predicated on mutual benefit, and by working with IPaintMyMind, the communities we serve are not only supported but given an outlet for connection & giving back.
SOLVING A PROBLEM, MEETING A NEED
REPLACING SLASHED ARTS PROGRAMS
For some bizarre reason, fully funded public education has somehow become a political football. It’s terrible too, because these budget cuts aren’t theoretical. They eliminate real programs that students and teachers rely on. Unfortunately, the arts are often the first line item to get axed, leaving entire regions of the city with schools that lack an art supplies budget, much less an art teacher. At IPaintMyMind, our model creates the margins to fight back against the defunding of our schools by putting the power in our partners hands.
And as a nonprofit with a unique model in which we are able to self-fund the programs we deliver, the only way to measure our mission is through the words and feedback of the communities we serve.