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.
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
Provide Black and Brown youth with the power to create their art, expanding their opportunities to grow in their craft outside of school.
Help youth find their purpose by exposing them to the arts and creative industries in Chicago.
Guide youth and support them on their way to a pathway specific to their talents and passions.
STEVEN TUCKER, Project Manager at Amazon Music
ELLEN MA, Art Director and Lead Designer at LDRS 1354
FIND YOUR POWER
FIND YOUR PURPOSE
FIND YOUR PATHWAY
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