The CHICAGO Perch
Founded by Matt Austin in October 2012,
The Chicago Perch exists as a creative platform for free learning
that connects people through sharing their ideas and stories.
So far, our mission has been realized through
at no cost to any participant.
our first chapter (2012—2016):
Operating as a team of volunteers based in Pilsen from 2012-2016,
we raised over $25,000 for published artists.
We hosted over 30 public and cost-free learning events,
including collaborative efforts with Sixty Inches from Center, Autotelic Studios,
ACRE Residency, Spudnik Press, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago,
the Smart Museum of Art, the Reva and David Logan Center for Arts,
LATITUDE, Tejas Yoga, and Co-Prosperity Sphere.
Through grants, donations, partnerships and collaborations,
our work has been fueled by the support of those who believe in us.
Our Current Chapter (2017— ):