Connecting Chicago Artists

Mission Statement

The Bold Urban Renaissance Network (“BURN”) is a dynamic nonprofit organization which fosters community arts through grass-roots projects and civic collaborations. We seek to create, display, and support interactive arts and civic participation that inspires action and connects people by moving them from passive spectators to creative participants. We believe this inspires positive creative change in the participants and in the wider community.

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  • Network and Inform creative people in the Chicagoland about opportunities for making and showing their art.
  • Raise money and grant funds to artists to make art that is interactive and collaborative.
  • Promote volunteering for community-based, creative efforts.
  • Create events that are interactive and creative, and that embody the joyful spirit of our community and beyond.

Deepen your connection with local artists and the civic-minded doacracy.