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In observance of Memorial Day, all Rebuild Foundation sites are closed today.

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Welcome to Rebuild Foundation, our artist-led, community-based platform for art, cultural development, and neighborhood transformation.

Artists at Work: 
Transformation in Progress

Founded by artist and social innovator Theaster Gates, Rebuild supports artists and strengthens communities by providing free arts programming and creating new cultural amenities on the South Side of Chicago. Our mission is to demonstrate the impact of innovative, ambitious and entrepreneurial cultural initiatives and is enriched by three core values: Black people matter, Black spaces matter, and Black objects matter.

Thank you for your patience as we renovate our site and lay the foundations for enhanced digital engagement.

In the meantime, explore our work on social media and keep up with our events by subscribing to our newsletter

Save the Date | Sunday, June 25: Tamir Rice's 21st Birthday Celebration at the Stony Island Arts Bank

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We are grateful for the opportunity to uplift our creative communities and to develop ambitious cultural initiatives on the South Side of Chicago.


Our work depends on the generosity of our partners and our patrons. 

Thank you in advance for your continued belief in Black space, in community and in artists.

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News & Updates

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Mrs Prada and me: why Theaster Gates has joined forces with fashion

Theaster Gates’ Experimental Design Lab hopes to amplify emerging artists, designer’s work to develop a nexus of creative energy on the South Side

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‘There is sculpture in everything, even in a chair’: Tom Sachs on his Chicago exhibition

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