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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

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Support Our Work

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

  • Chicago Sinfonietta at Kenwood Gardens
    Sat, Sep 10
    Kenwood Gardens
    Sep 10, 6:00 PM
    Kenwood Gardens, 6929 S Kenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Join us as we celebrate summer with Chicago Sinfonietta, brought to you by our free concert series at Kenwood Gardens.
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News & Updates

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Prada and Theaster Gates Partner to Celebrate and Mentor Designers of Color 

More Than a Stage Play, “What to Send Up When It Goes Down” Promotes Healing

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An Artist’s Palette Reflects Community and Adversity

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