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:
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.
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.
Our IPaintMyMind Wheel of Impact is a value generation and creative connection machine, and this is how it works: pay artists engage businesses with art services, create margins to deliver art programs to schools, rally support to spin the wheel!
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.
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