Support Chicago Arts teams up with Chicago Artists Relief Fund on face mask initiative
Sales of Support Chicago Arts face masks will support Chicago's Black artists
CHICAGO, Illinois -- Support Chicago Arts, the nonprofit organization formed by Chicago arts marketing firms Direction Tour Marketing and Acacia Consulting Group to generate funds for arts organizations struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, today announces its partnership with Chicago Artists Relief Fund. All profits from sales of Support Chicago Arts face masks will be donated to Black artists in the Chicago community.
Chicago Artists Relief Fund administrator Elizabeth Blondel said “The Chicago Artist Relief Fund team are excited about this partnership because not only does this help redistribute more financial resources to Black artists; it also encourages us all to wear masks to lower COVID-19 transmission rates, which is a crucial way to protect Black and brown lives right now as we see the virus disproportionately affecting their communities.”
“Chicago’s arts community is in trouble,” said Acacia Consulting Group managing partner Morgan Harris. “This partnership will help individual artists survive the economic impact so that when we emerge from this crisis, our arts community can recover and ensure that Black artists have a platform to tell their stories.”
Support Chicago Arts also sells lawn signs, lawn medallions, and window signs with all profits generated going to partner organizations designated by the donor. Support Chicago Arts is currently partnering with over 40 Chicago-area arts organizations including Lookingglass Theatre Company, Porchlight Music Theatre, Old Town School of Folk Music, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, and Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater. A full list of partner organizations is available here. There is no cost to organizations to participate, and any arts organization interested in joining the initiative can contact Micah Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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