Brilliant Corners for Charity!
Looking for something fun to do this weekend and help local non-profits in Chicago? Then, please check out my friends at Brilliant Corners in Eckhart Park this Friday through Sunday for some awesome music from A Hack and a Hacksaw, A Lull, Fool’s Gold, Shellac, Dan Deacon and more! Plus, a ton of circus acts and carnival rides!
Brilliant Corners is partnering with Chicago Not For Profit Organizations to help build awareness and much needed funds and that’s super awesome! Each one of these groups will be the beneficiary of proceeds from select performances in the Magic City circus tent during the weekend.
The Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP) is dedicated to providing Chicago residents with a community radio station focused on the representation of local people, events, and issues alongside a wide array of local and independent music. CHIRP Radio is a non-profit, volunteer-run, music-, arts-, and culture-focused radio station transmitting live from our studios in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood from 6AM-3AM seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Coat Angels is a 501 c 3, not-for-profit organization that buys coats for underprivileged children in Chicago who will otherwise go cold this winter. Every year, Coat Angels has far more requests than they can fill, so every donation is meaningful, appreciated and makes a huge and immediate difference in the life of a child. The children they help wear sweatshirts on their two block, four block or even mile walk to school on the most bitter Chicago days. The kids they help are underdressed as they wait for the bus to go to the grocery store, the laundromat, the doctor. They are most at risk to live in unheated or under-heated homes. A portion of any proceeds from themed event will help Coat Angels with their cause.
826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.Their services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind, 826CHI provides drop-in tutoring, after-school workshops, field trips, in-school tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.
Girls Rock! Chicago
Girls Rock! Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-for profit organization dedicated to fostering girls’ creative expression, positive self-esteem and community awareness through rock music. Through their music education programs for girls ages 8-16, they are committed to educating girls about the musical, technical, and creative aspects involved in musicianship. As an organization Girls Rock! Chicago believes that rock music can be a crucial tool in allowing young women to respond to preconceived notions of what they can do and what they can become.
Harold Arts is a 501c3 organization dedicated to cultivating creative opportunities for emerging and career artists.Each summer, Harold hosts residency programs geared towards interdisciplinary exploration around conceptual structure provided by the staff and a small army of visiting artists. Our 2011 programs are designed for artists, musicians, and thinkers interested in working outside the studio, emphasizing site-specific production and artistic inquiry on and off the tree farm.
In addition to our annual residency program, Harold Arts produces exhibitions, concerts, screenings, and special events, in Chicago and elsewhere. We welcome collaborations with like-minded organizations through exchange and cooperative endeavors.
threewalls is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to increasing Chicago’s cultural capital by cultivating contemporary art practice and discourse. Through a range of exhibition and public programs, including symposiums, lectures, performances and publications, threewalls creates a locus of exchange between local, national and international contemporary art communities.
threewalls was founded in 2003 to provide greater support and visibility for the visual arts community in Chicago. The founders wanted to encourage a greater awareness of Chicago’s art scene by inviting emerging professional artists to Chicago to share in the city’s rich histories, resources and creative communities. In an effort to provide meaningful support to emerging artists, curators and writers, threewalls has worked to form a sustainable organization that provides exhibition space, residency opportunities and artist fees to both visiting artists through the residency fellowship and to regional artists through the SOLO program.
Get out there and enjoy the weekend!