BE PART OF OUR MISSION
TO CONNECT COMMUNITIES THROUGH ART
Artists need support in building careers, businesses are always looking for cool ways to give back, and public schools are constantly facing reduced budgets in general, specifically funding for their arts programs. At IPaintMyMind, our model is all about connection and creativity – coming together, being creative, and paying it forward.
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
IPAINTMYMIND FEATURED on WTTW’s CHICAGO TONIGHT
Our big idea is about turning art into a vehicle for creative equity. It’s all about that ‘Get Art, Give Back’ notion – whether it’s our clients that helps support our FREE programs in schools or our continued partnerships with schools that help us expand the number of communities we service – everyone involved in the IPaintMyMind mission is paying it forward just by participating.
To see a media outlet tell our story so well was truly humbling!
CONNECTION & IMPACT THROUGH ART
SUPPORTING ARTISTS DIRECTLY
We believe the best way to support artists is by buying their art. We also believe that anyone offering a professional artist ‘exposure’ for finished works is part of the problem. At IPaintMyMind, we take great pride in paying artists first, then leveraging our relationships and growing art print collection to offer services to businesses & support schools with free & low-cost arts programs.
ART FOR BUSINESSES
Startups & modern companies in all sectors know that their office is a way to attract top talent, a way to make a first impression to partners & clients, and that art has become the main way to activate retail, offices, or commercial properties. Whether art rentals, commissions, or murals our art services turn your companies’ office into a story of art & connection.
ART FOR SCHOOLS
Schools are constantly being asked to do more with less. Budgets are cut annually and arts programs are the first to go. Instead of lament the problem, we’ve created a solution. The client services we offer fund the majority of our arts programs in schools, that way budget issues aren’t a blockade & equity supercedes any potential barrier.
ART CHANGES LIVES
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.LEARN MORE
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.GET INVOLVED
“The art in our office has revolutionized the way our business feels. It’s so great that the art in our space also helps bring art resources to those who need it most. We love working with IPaintMyMind!”
“Art takes the shackles off, and it feels good to be free.”
“I love that the funds from this enterprise go to fund arts education. I would highly recommend reaching out if you are in charge of space for your company.”
“IPaintMyMind is truly working to create a more beautiful and creative world and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of that.”
Join the IPaintMyMind Movement.