South Side Community Art Center
$69,000
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support research and development activities for an exhibition tentatively entitled RE Source: Art and Resourcefulness in Black Chicago, exploring the history and legacy of the practices of resourcefulness and reuse by African American artists in Chicago from the 1930s to the present. The grant supports one research convening; the formation of an advisory group comprising scholars, artists, and environmental activists; four national research trips; and the hiring of both a Terra Foundation Research Fellow and a Terra Foundation Engagement Fellow. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.