Membership Kick Off Fundraising 2013 -2014

"Art is Business"
Every year curators from the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network begins its fundraising by contracting professional artists, art coordinators, community based organizations supporting the arts, and other consultants to research and jointly apply for grant opportunities.  This year we have the opportunity to form partnerships with the African American Historical and Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley, the Visual Arts Development Project, and the Placer Arts Council a State and Local Partner.

In this past year alone, Phantom Gallery Chicago Network began a research project that explored historical documents discovered in a Recording Secretary’s journal of the NAACP dating 1936-1943; processed cataloged events; the investigator created digital archives, and photographed markers that were mentioned in the journal. Co-sponsored a Retreat, and explored the possibility of “Land Trust”.
Inner Generational Project, "land trust" Retreat in Auburn, VADP Sponsored

This year, our goal is to raise $50,000 for operational support"

We seeking operational support by contributions of non-federal funds or in-kind services and materials or any combination thereof.  An in-kind match refers to the fair market monetary value of any allocation by your organization or contribution by outside organizations or individuals of labor, materials, goods or services to the project. It can include salaried staff time; volunteer hours; office space; use of equipment for administrative or programmatic purposes; materials donated (e.g., for publicity, promotion or evaluation); public program supplies, including refreshments; and travel, lodging, and meals for project staff or participants.

We hope you will join us in reaching our fundraising goal.  A simple donation can be made online at , or you can also send a check payable to Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, PO Box 2956, Chicago IL   60690-2956.
Art Education Artists in Residence Projects
For more information, please contact me directly at,
or 773-681-6570.  We sincerely thank you for your time and continued support.
The Phantom Gallery Chicago Network is registered under both the Charitable Trust and the Solicitation for Charity Act, and is assigned a registration number CO#- 01063500.

Alpha Bruton
Chief Curator