Of course we welcome donations! If you want to give us money, we want to make that possible! Now that we have our 501(c)3 status completed, you can give us donations directly; either send a check to our mailing address (Transit Residency NFP, 2020 N California Ave. #155, Chicago IL 60647) or use a credit/debit card via the PayPal link here. We are still fiscally sponsored by the Alliance of Artists Communities, so our donations can also be processed through them (you can follow this link to donate via AAC’s site); the Alliance gets 6% of whatever you send that way.
During Chicago Artists Month (each October), the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture highlights the visual arts throughout Chicago. Since October 2009, Transit has participated in this celebration. We hold an exhibition of artwork that is for sale, where the artists receive back at least 50% of the price they set for their work, and we receive the remaining percentage (with percentages going for processing to our fiscal sponsor, and, if previously agreed upon, to our October partners). We do not currently offer an online store (but we hope to soon).
If you are interested in offering us access to space (i.e. studios, equipment facilities, &/or housing), whether in Chicago or elsewhere, please contact Meredith. The less we must spend in this regard, the more we are able to offer to the visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, and performers who apply for our programs; but we do not want to be limited to only considering free resources.
If by participating, you mean that you are interested in applying for our residency program(s), please see our residency information. We will post our calls for entries once they are ready to be offered.
Some folks are interested in offering their homes (with studios) in exchange for the same/similar. If this is something you would consider, please contact Meredith.
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If you are interested in offering us an in-kind donation, here is our wish list:
a print bin
- a bicycle (or Divvy membership)
- CTA/Ventra passes (we’d also welcome an iGo or ZipCar membership)
- a storefront in Logan Square (or other part of Chicago)
- gift certificates to local businesses (for visiting artists or auction prizes, as you prefer)
- local packaged foods and items we can add to our “Welcome Baskets” for inbound Artists in Residence (given to them on their arrival in Chicago)
We will continue to build on this list, as our specific needs become more clear.