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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.

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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.

Upcoming Events

  • African Dance Classes with Brenda Malika Moore
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Dec 02
    Dorchester Arts + Housing Collaborative
    Dec 02, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
    Dorchester Arts + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E 70th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
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  • CAPOEIRA | Youth and Adult Classes
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Dec 03
    Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
    Dec 03, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E 70th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Join us at Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative for capoeira classes led by Chicago-based studio Gingarte Capoeira.
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  • Mellon Archives Innovation Fellows: Meet and Greet
    Dec 04, 3:00 PM CST – Dec 05, 4:00 PM CST
    Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S Stony Is Ave, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
    Join us for this very special Mellon Archives Innovation Program Fellows Meet and Greet.
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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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