Art of Culture Inc.
 
 

Our Mission:

Cultivate.

Art of Culture Inc. (formerly Donda’s House Inc.) cultivates creative potential through artist & professional development, showcases and workshops.

 
 
 
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Our Values

We believe in authenticity and our motto is “share your truth.”

We believe in creating safe space in which our community members are supported, encouraged and centered.

We believe in collaboration and that everything we need is within and around us.

We believe in service to others and value being of service over being self-serving.

We believe in artist development through access, showcasing and iteration.

We believe in engaging in and contributing to community.

Learn more.

 
 

Our Impact

We are proud to have engaged over 20 partners, provided over 5 curriculum-based programs and impacted the lives of young creatives. We believe that imagination is critical to problem solving, self-confidence and future orientation and in such a short time we have truly moved the needle with and for young creatives in Chicago.

 

15+

PARTNERSHIPS

We have collaborated with over 15 local, national & global partners including the City of Chicago, Amnesty International and Roc Nation. Click here to learn more.

 

30 million+

IMPRESSIONS

We have garnered over 30 million impressions and have been featured in radio, tv and print publications. We use social media to amplify the voices of our artists, provide access to opportunities and to advocate for the power of imagination. Follow us on Instagram here.

 
 

500+

youth served.

We have directly served over 500 youth and impacted over 10,000 in our six years of service. Read more about our impact here.

 
 

Our Programs

Our programs include Bridges to the Blues, which culminates in a performance at the World’s Largest Historic Chicago Blues Festival, Teens in the Park Festival (TIP) Fest, our music festival for Chicago Youth co-produced with Chicago Park District and our Artist Exchange Program launching in December of 2019.

 
 
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June 9, 2019

“In the past five years, I have provided marketing, branding strategy, event planning, and production services for several artists, brands, organizations, and creatives in Chicago and beyond. Our work with Donda’s House opened doors for me and brought me into rooms I never dreamed I would enter. We facilitated workshops at Social Media Week Chicago and I helped procure a Facebook Stories mini-documentary about us.”

Kelsey Riley / Read Full Article

 

 

Get Involved

We host volunteer orientations digitally regularly. Once you complete a Volunteer Orientation you are eligible to volunteer in any capacity with us. Join our mailing list via the footer of this page or e-mail us at artofcultureinc@gmail.com to be notified of upcoming Volunteer Orientations.

 

Sign Up For a Program

Our programs typically run in the Spring - Fall. If you are interested in signing up for our programs you must be ages 14 - 24. Click the button below to learn about our programs and join our mailing list at the bottom of this page to be notified of application deadlines.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We have partnered with local and global organizations and are always seeking partners who are interested in Corporate Social Responsibility. Click the link below to view our past and current partners and e-mail donnie@artofculture.org to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Make a Donation

We are proud to offer our programs at no cost to our participants. Thanks to the generous donation of individuals, we have been able to directly impact the lives of 500+ artists. Your donation allows us to continue to support young creatives in Chicago & beyond.