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Own Your
Creative Future

Register For Our 6th Annual 
Conference!

THE 6TH ANNUAL
TRUE CHICAGO CONFERENCE!

Join us for the 6th Annual True Chicago Conference on Sunday, September 10th, at the Chicago History Museum. Click the link below to learn more and register!

FIND YOUR POWER

FIND YOUR PURPOSE

FIND YOUR PATHWAY

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WHAT WE DO

True Chicago exists to create an eco-system where young artists can take ownership over their creative future through mentorship and access to career knowledge that will not only support them as individuals, but will also have lasting investment into the health of their community.

WHO WE DO IT FOR

Students and young professionals, ages 15-25, who are looking for a creative community where they can grow, learn and collaborate. We encourage artists at all stages of their career to engage with the True Chicago community. From developing artists to industry leaders. All are key components to the True Chicago mission.

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HOW WE DO IT

The 3 P’s (Power, Purpose, & Pathways) are the foundation of True Chicago programming. This approach allows to tackle the problems Black and Brown youth are facing.

THE THREE P'S IN ACTION

POWER

Provide Black and Brown youth with the power to create their art, expanding their opportunities to grow in their craft outside of school.

PURPOSE

Help youth find their purpose by exposing them to the arts and creative industries in Chicago.

PATHWAYS

 Guide youth and support them on their way to a pathway specific to their talents
and passions.

TRUE CONFERENCE

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JOIN US IN 2023

REGISTER FOR THE 2023 TRUE CHICAGO CONFERENCE TODAY!

2023 CONTRIBUTORS

Adrian Octavius Walker

Bianca Garcia

Chima

Emma McKee

Farissa Knox

Fourtune House

J. Ivy

Jerremy Howell

Jim Powers

Johan Martinez Khahilian

Jonathan Eig

Karlie Thornton

Louis DeGuzman

Makafui Searcy

Priya Shah

Rick Manabat

Theresa Ashford

Tonika Johnson

Vashon Jordan

PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTORS

GET A GLIMPSE AT PAST CONTRIBUTORS AND KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THE 2023 CONTRIBUTOR LINE-UP!

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