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Pedagogical Factory: How We Fund
September 19, 2007 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
How We Fund, lead by Kristen Cox of Fire This Time Fund and guests
In recent years there has been increased scrutiny and critique of the funding structures within which cultural and political work in this country are produced. This gathering will look at some alternatives to foundation funding and the conventional non-profit-organization model and highlight some of the work that is going on locally to get money and resources into the hands of groups and initiatives that are doing vital and important work in the city. The event will be organized by Kristen Cox of the Fire This Time Fund (a two-year-old giving circle that strives to give money to radical cultural initiatives in Chicago). Other invited presenters will share their own experiences with experimental funding efforts with the hope that the conversation will help identify new directions, strategy and possible alliances to make our work more meaningful, grounded and sustainable.