Art is access

Art is empathy

Art is empathy

Art is growth

Art equalizes us

Firebird Community Arts empowers and connects people through the healing practice of glassblowing and ceramics.

We serve those who have been impacted by structural or individual trauma, including violently-injured youth, veterans, formerly-incarcerated individuals, undocumented and immigrant populations and Chicago Public School students on the South and West sides.

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Regenerate the People

Regenerate the People

Save the Date for Regenerate the People on Thursday October 8th from 7-8:30pm!

Fall is a time of year when we get spooked, confront fear, and celebrate the dead. This year has been especially scary and so we take this time to face 2020, regenerate ourselves and each other, remember those we have lost, and reimagine a better future!

Regenerate yourself with self care packages and artwork in our online auction, a little financial help from our cash raffle, inspirational videos from our young people, and original music!

Thursday Oct. 8th, 7-8:30pm.

In order to make this event accessible to all, we’re letting you CHOOSE YOUR TICKET PRICE!

  • $30 - $60 : Score a Firebird bandana!
  • $60 - $100 : Score a Firebird t-shirt!
  • $100 - over : Score a handmade glass firebird!

Your ticket contribution will help us continue to raise youth voices, offer healing through glassblowing and ceramics, access to mental health support, and basic needs such as meals, safe transportation and meals.

Raffle tickets for $20 or 6 tickets for $100

  • Grand Prize = $1,500
  • 2nd Prize = $500
  • 3rd Prize = $250

Cash prizes will be prorated if less than 1,000 tickets are sold.

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Our Anti-Racism Action Plan

Our Anti-Racism Action Plan

Things we have done/are doing to dismantle white supremacy: Diversifying our Executive Board from 100% white in 2012 to over half POC currently Prioritizing access of South and West Side youth of color to rarefied art media in schools and in our studio Employing Black and Brown youth Forging supported pathways for youth with Chicago City Colleges and artists' residencies throughout the country Amplifying voices of youth of color on social media, at conferences, in art studio Avoid calling police. Resolving conflict using restorative justice principles and circles Radical feminist...

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