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Since 2004 we have been making spaces where individuals are free to develop their unique talents. We encourage the creativity of women; those who identify as LGBTQIA+; and people from a variety of economic, ethnic and cultural origins, starting as young as 3 years old.


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We create joy and teach imagination.

We believe that those who seek arts and arts education should not face obstacles due to location or cost. Based in Chicago, we work locally and think globally, recognizing that our vision can move through social and artistic networks that defy geographic boundaries.





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