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How You Can Help

FELLOWSHIPS help defray the $3,000 a month cost for each intern in residence. Your support will ensure that we are able to continue this leadership training program. The Walter Netsch Fellowship and the Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation are a critical resource for the Foundation.

ENDOWMENTS are being sought for named fellowships, as well as for ongoing support for this unique professional program. The work of these Fellows have contributed much to Chicago and its citizens through the design of its parks and public spaces; JDMF interns are recruited by top business, architectural and engineering firms worldwide, as well as for university professorships, especially in architecture and art.

INTERNATIONAL CURRENTS EXHIBITS need your sponsorship since the Foundation has had to limit its exhibition programming over the last two years due to limited funds. Immediate opportunity: Slow Kinetics, the featured 2012 spring exhibition, will be the work of northern Ireland-born and global artist, Robert Janz, winner of The Foundation’s Chicago Prize.

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS -- The Foundation brings elementary and high school students, and their teachers by bus into the city for full-day workshops. Funding is critically needed to support these outreach educational programs whose costs include rental of school buses, and materials and equipment for each day’s teaching.

ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIMENT – Funding is needed for two scholars to design, produce and deliver educational workshops and two handbooks, one for use by the residents of New Harmony that will further strengthen the community’s understanding of and support for the green initiative; the other for use by grade schools nationwide.

NEW -- The International Currents Gallery will launch a new initiative in 2012: to present a series of international video artists and video-based exhibitions. Support is needed for the technology and electronics which this initiative requires. This medium will continue to be a major part of the exhibition schedule in the future.

ENRICH THE HOLDINGS OF THE LIBRARY – An extraordinary gift of books focusing on the environment and architecture, donated by architect Patrick Horsbrugh, established a major research facility for our interns and apprentices, as well as for the graduate students of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Edinburgh College of Art who are in residence at the JDMF. Additions to this collection are now being sought.

Your pledge of support is greatly appreciated.

All Foundation events are free and open to the public.

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