For the first time in 25 years, Chicago is creating a plan to support the arts and artists throughout the city. The last time the city created a cultural plan was 25 years ago under Mayor Harold Washington. Now it's time to adopt a new vision with new strategies for culture in Chicago. What we do today will shape what the arts look like decades from now.
Kartemquin is pleased to support this important campaign and we invite our fans to pledge their support, too.
Do you care about culture in Chicago? Our museums and galleries. Our theatres, poetry slams, and film festivals. Our dance companies. Our orchestras and music clubs.
But to transform the plan into real policy wins for the arts and arts education, it will take more than just pioneering ideas. It will take the broad support of thousands of Chicagoans who care about culture — people like you.
To build that base of support, Kartemquin Films has joined the Culture Counts coalition, an alliance of organizations that believe the arts are what make Chicago great.
Join us in showing your support for arts and culture in Chicago and a bold and sustainable cultural plan for the city. Sign the Culture Counts petition!
Your signature lets elected officials and city leaders know the arts are what make Chicago great. The more signatures we get, the more we show the arts are a political force that cannot be ignored. And the more likely it is that the cultural plan will become a reality.
In early May — in advance of the final cultural plan this fall — the city will release a "State of Culture" report. The Culture Counts coalition is calling for 3,000 people to speak out before then. Will you be one of them?
Stand up and be counted for culture in Chicago. Sign the petition.