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Hyde Park Art Center’s Artist Advocates

Hyde Park Art Center is assembling a group of advocates who will support its Artist Development Programs. The group has three goals:
• Increase visibility of the Art Center’s exhibitions, residencies and professional development programs in Chicago and nationwide
• Improve the collective understanding of contemporary art in Chicago
• Raise financial support for the programs through a “give/get” approach that will ensure the Art Center can continue to deliver these career-changing programs while deepening their impact 

How Artist Advocates Support Artist Programming

As an inaugural member, you are invited to support Hyde Park Art Center’s Artist Development Programs by:
• Making an annual gift of $2,500
• Recruiting others to join the Artist Advocates:
o Host an event to introduce the Artist Development Programs to your friends and network
o Help connect the Art Center with others who should know about its work
• Bringing attention to upcoming exhibitions, residencies, and other artist programming

Benefits of Joining Artist Advocates

In appreciation for joining the group, the Art Center is pleased to offer the following benefits:
• Recognition of your contribution onsite, online, and in the Art Center's triannual newsletter
• Invitations to exclusive studio visits to meet some of Chicago’s most exciting artists in their studios as they talk about their work
• Invitations to exclusive tours of exhibitions with the artists and the Director of Exhibitions
• An invitation to the annual Ruth’s Circle Donor Appreciation Cocktail Reception
• Advance notice of upcoming exhibitions at the Art Center
• Invitations to other special Art Center events

To become an inaugural member of the Artist Advocates, please contact Aaron Rodgers at 773-324-5520 x1022 or