Passion to Profession

  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


This event was rescheduled to December 6.

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Passion to Profession youth-led panel and workshop. May 4, 2019. Photo: Mikayla Delson


I love making art but how do I make a living?

Youth and emerging artists, designers, and architects are invited to hang out and share strategies for making a career in the arts. Participate in a panel conversation with three leading architects, then mingle and meet other young creatives.

Passion to Profession is a workshop series created by artists Anisa Olufemi and Jada-Amina Harvey that aims to create a welcoming, informative, and productive space for youth and professional artists to imagine pathways to a sustainable career in the arts.

Youth-led events highlight Chicago artists under 21 years old and are organized by Grace Needlman, Manager of Youth and Family Programs.


About the Curators

Jada-Amina is an interdisciplinary visual artist, art worker, teaching artist, and curator interested in creating alternative and experimental spaces for youth and other crucial community stakeholders to explore and enrich their creative understandings, possibilities, and aspirations.

Anisa Olufemi is an independent curator and interdisciplinary artist pursuing her BFA with a focus in art histories of the African Diaspora. She hopes to contribute to the ongoing conversation around arts education accessibility and POC art space inclusion through Passion to Profession, a series of workshops.