support our work

For over 16 years, AWP has been able to produce over 30 high-impact projects on a range of human rights and social justice issues due to resourceful use of funding and partnerships. This can only happen with meaningful collaboration with stakeholders who believe in our ability to center the voices, lived experiences, and expertise of survivors, advocates, and key actors at the core of our work.

There are a myriad of ways that you can support ART WORKS Projects as an event attendee, organizer or host, and by raising more awareness of the issues and stories amplified through our projects. And, AWP cannot do what we do without the financial support of our many donors, grant funders, and of course you, our community.

ways to give

You can make a gift through our online giving platform.

Please note, that making a gift through our online platform will incur a 3.5% processing fee. We know this can be a barrier to giving, and we offer a number of different ways you can make a gift below.

For US based donors, you can mail in a check written out to ART WORKS Projects at:

ART WORKS Projects
625 N Kingsbury Street
Chicago IL 60654

You can make a note on the memo line if your gift is for a specific allocation: Unrestricted, Emerging Lens, etc.

Bank Name: Chase Bank
Account Name: ART WORKS Projects
Account Number: 835319176
Routing Number: 071000013 (ACH and Direct Deposit) and 021000021 (for Wire Transfers)
SWIFT Code (for international wires): CHASUS33

Memo: Please note if you are making a gift, and also note any specific allocations.

We understand that some of our donors have the ability to grant gifts through a special fund dedicated to several charitable organizations of your choice. We ask that you consider ART WORKS Projects under your DAF designation.

Official Name of Organization: ART WORKS Projects

Mailing Address: 625 N Kingsbury Street, Chicago IL, 60654

Federal Tax ID: 71-1049669

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Bora Un, managing director, at

We welcome opportunities to explore longer structured gift plans such as multi-year grants, pledges, and estate planning to support the long-term financial viability of ART WORKS Projects.

Please contact Bora Un, managing director, at

double your gift

Help ART WORKS unlock $50,000 in our year-end donor challenge. Any gift, at any amount will be matched dollar-per-dollar up to $50,000.

giving examples

At AWP, your dollar stretches far. Below are some examples of what your collective giving can do to advance our work:

$250: Operational Effectiveness

Like many nonprofit organizations, AWP runs very lean. As such, it is important for our team to be well equipped with the equipment, technology and tools to stay connected with one another, with our collaborators, and partners, especially in this new hybrid environment.

$500: Collaborator/Expert Stipends

It is important that AWP’s projects are grounded in truth, which also requires context and research. As such, it is important for AWP to partner with leading academics, advocates, researchers, in partnership with our survivors and collaborating artists, to engage with our work, and to compensate them for their time and expertise.

$1,500: Paid Internships

AWP hosts undergraduate and graduate interns all summer and throughout the academic year for competitive internship experiences. These individuals are emerging leaders and professionals who will continue to build off the work we are all doing to ensure human rights for all.

$5,000: Emerging Lens Fellow Stipend

In addition to the hard costs of documentation, exhibition development, distribution, and mentorship support offered through the Emerging Lens Fellowship, it is imperative that fellows are able to cover expenses that might otherwise prohibit them from being able to tell these important stories.

$10,000: Project Production & Installation

A critical part of our process is ensuring that our projects are accessible to a range of audiences and stakeholders. We are constantly seeking ways to refine our exhibition production and installation methods to ensure they are cost effective while also retaining the quality and impact of the work to ensure that the nuanced stories and issues presented in our work are being activated with care.

Donor Acknowledgments

ART WORKS Projects has received funding through a CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Chicago Community Trust, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


In addition, we are grateful for the annual support of major funders including Anne and Howard Connant, Jr., Lisa Snow and Franco Turrinelli, members of AWP’s Board of Directors, and donors like you.

AWP is grateful for in-kind and pro bono services offered by:

annual reports

2020 Annual Report

2016-17 Annual Report