THE POWER OF ART UNITES US

Artists are unsupported & isolated. Businesses want to give back & are trying to differentiate, and community leaders are undervalued & overworked.

This trifecta creates a world in which we have fewer artists, bland corporate participation, and community leaders whose efforts are being fundamentally undercut.

The problem is one in which:

  • too many artists have other jobs
  • too many businesses only have token ways of giving back to their communities
  • and too many kids, families, & communities don’t have the resources they need

The systematic defunding of the arts means far too many kids and families don’t have access to the creative experiences that get us thinking about ourselves and the world in new ways. What’s more, data proves that cultural resources lead to improvement in a range of areas, including health, education, and safety.

And when we see the arts not being funded or supported properly at that level, we see an opportunity to make a difference through creativity, innovation, and heart.

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IPAINTMYMIND IS A WIN-WIN-WIN!

What if?

  • More Artists had the support to professionalize their work
  • Businesses were connected, artful and engaged with their communities?
  • And our Teachers had the resources, time and autonomy to make schools and community hubs everything they can be?

THE IPAINTMYMIND WHEEL OF IMPACT

We’ve created a model built on mutual benefit and shared value. Whether an artists, businesses, or communities, our services, programs and partnerships create a wheel of collaboration that turns art into impact.

Art is the catalyst, we are the conduit and you: the artists, businesses & community leaders we work with, fuel it all. By creating art experiences in non-traditional spaces with a focus on equity and accessibility, we mobilize our permanent art collection, art consulting, custom murals, & arts education services to make Chicago a more equal, creative, and connected place.

Our IPaintMyMind Wheel of Impact is a value generation and creative connection machine, and this is how it works:

    1. We pay artists. By purchasing art directly from artists and/or hire artists for murals, print & merch releases, art activations, and more.
    2. We provide art services to businesses. Art rental subscriptions, art consulting, and custom mural services for business clients get art that looks great and feels amazing.
    3. We fund, design, and deliver art programs to underserved communities. By mobilizing revenue from those business clients to provide art exhibitions, curriculum, and programs to community spaces like schools, parks, libraries, and youth centers in underserved neighborhoods for FREE.
    4. We rally our backers to turn that wheel of impact through awareness & donations! We fuel participation and partnerships at every level, whether volunteering for our art installs, packing art supplies bags, or local campaigns connecting us with partners that help the Wheel of Impact go ‘round!

By creating art experiences in non-traditional spaces, we mobilize our permanent art collection & curation services to make Chicago a more equal, creative, and connected place.

Get, creative, give back, feel good. It’s the IPaintMyMind way.

How We Innovate

We pay artists first

We grow art as an asset & mobilize it as a service

We transform people & spaces

We turn art into impact

Art That Creates Impact
1800+

PIECES OF ART

purchased directly from artists

115+

BUSINESSES & COMMUNITIES

provided with exhibitions

20,000

CHICAGO RESIDENTS

engaged with local art citywide

8+

YEARS

collaborating with artists, businesses, educators, students, and community leaders

WE'D LOVE TO CONNECT IF YOU'RE...

  • an Artist Looking For New Opportunities
  • a Business That Wants To Give Back
  • a Community Leader Seeking Creative Resources
  • a Backer or Volunteer Who Believes In The Power of Art!
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