Rebuild Foundation

Chicago, Saint Louis, Omaha

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Rebuild Foundation is a not-for-profit, creative engine focusing on cultural and economic redevelopment and affordable space initiatives in under-resourced communities. We currently manage projects in Chicago, Saint Louis, and Omaha, each city enlisting a team of artists, architects, developers, educators, and community activists, who work together to integrate the arts and alternative entrepreneurship into a community-driven process of place making and neighborhood transformation.

Founded by Chicago native, artist, and urban planner Theaster Gates, Rebuild engages an artistic practice which uses as its medium the urban fabric of under-resourced districts, bridging the creation of art with renovation and adaptive reuse, recycling of building materials, and community-driven initiatives for neighborhood revitalization.

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  1. Pulitzer Arts Foundation
  2. MCA Chicago
  3. Bemis Center
  4. Smart Museum of Art
  5. MAPP International