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Out of Site curates cutting edge unexpected encounters in public space. We stand in solidarity with black, brown and indigenous communities from diverse backgrounds in Chicago and beyond. We believe in the longterm work it takes to create equity, justice and transformation of institutions and society. We have focused our justice work in Chicago to reclaim public space from a space of violence to one of peaceful community engagement. We have confronted police brutality in our work and continue to lobby the City of Chicago to change the permitting regulations that give police public ownership of urban space in our city.

We support contemporary performance artists to create new work that engages directly with the public. Artists are invited to select sites that resonate with their practice. Our mission is to bring cultural experiences to everyone facilitating dialogue about artistic ideas. We curate work that is risk-taking, provocative and transports people out of their daily routines to create a moment of reflection, critic and wonder in their lives.

Out of Site is the brainchild of Carron Little (Former Faculty in Performance Art at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago from 2014 – 2018) and Whitney Tassie (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts).  In 2011 when we founded Out of Site we were thinking about how amazing it would be if people could come across a surprise in an alleyway, a sidewalk or a local plaza. Since 2011 we have curated over a hundred public performances working with local, national and international artists to facilitate meaningful experiences in urban space. We are an artist run organization and organize ourselves priortizing creativity and production that supports artistic intentions.

We began as an organization that funds performance artists to create their work. This meant creating a sliding scale of artist stipends and funding one international artist each year paying for the flight, stipend and living accommodation.

If you wish to support Out of Site please consider making a tax-deductible donation here.

2012 Jury Panel – Meg DuguidTricia Van EckCarron Little and Joseph Ravens

2013 Jury Panel  – Tricia Van EckCarron Little, Joseph Ravens and Roberto Sifuentes

2014 Jury Panel – Tricia Van Eck, Mark Jeffery and Carron Little 

2015 Jury Panel –  Carron Little, Roberto Sifuentes and Kevin Sparrow

2016 – Shapiro Research Fellowship with Madalene Brooker

2017 – Carron Little juried the selection

2018 – Carron Little juried the selection

2019 – Carron Little juried the selection

2020 – Artist Collective

Supporters:

WPB SSA #33:
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce administers the WPB Special Service Area (SSA #33). SSAs, often known as Business Improvement Districts in other cities, provide a fair and transparent way to finance and manage programs to create, maintain and manage clean, attractive and competitive commercial districts. The SSA is overseen by a Commission of 12 stakeholders in the SSA. We are guided by a Master Plan adopted in 2009 after extensive public input, and we accomplish our work through active committees.

The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce:
The Wicker Park and Bucktown Chamber of Commerce serves as a cornerstone of the Wicker Park and Bucktown commercial districts, advancing the financial goals of neighborhood businesses through the creation of a dynamic economic climate, increasing the neighborhood’s visibility and viability, and encouraging profitable relationships within the community. Read more at wickerparkbucktown.com.

Support for this project was also provided by The Propeller Fund, a joint administered grant from Threewalls and Gallery 400 at The University of Illinois at Chicago.

In 2015 we received generous support from Chicago Department of Special Events and Cultural Affairs.

Many thanks to  The Dr. Edward S. Orzac Foundation for their generous and continued support from 2016 till present.

We are generously supported by Experimental Sound Studio as a fiscal sponsor in 2019 to present.

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Propeller Fund
Support for this project was provided by The Propeller Fund, a joint administrated grant from Threewalls and Gallery 400 at The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Sponsors in previous years have been:

Out of Site is grateful to numerous businesses and individuals working together to make the performance series a success.

 

 

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