New Space for AMFM Gallery

$580 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 4 months
Created August 7, 2018
AMFM Gallery
After nearly two years,  AMFM will close its gallery doors in September due to circumstances outside of our control. We are taking this opportunity to take a step back, recharge, reflect and work on our transition.  Funds from this campaign will go directly towards investing in our move, future transitions for AMFM like new operations, and space for the AMFM community.

While our physical space is closing, our brand will continue to live on through our web content & pop up events, connecting artists to opportunities and behind the scenes action. In collaboration with our incredible community, our gallery has been able to offer studio space to 10 resident artists, host over 200 events, feature numerous local and nationally recognized artists, collectives, activists and organizations. Together, we’ve cultivated a thriving community that supports artists, people of color, access, inclusion, and bringing people together through arts and culture. This is and always will be at the core of all we continue to do. A physical space cannot change that. 

Save the date for our closing party on August 31st, all proceeds will help support the financial burden of closing. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all things AMFM. If you need to reach us, please reach out at info@amfm-mag.com


ABOUT AMFM

AMFM is a life style brand and venue for artists and the people. We support emerging and established artists by offering a platform for them to showcase their talents and their passions on a larger scale and to the public through studio residencies, our gallery, web content, and our curated events. AMFM hosts events combining the arts to cultivate community, diversity, inclusivity,  intergenerational engagement and of course, good vibes. We are known for our dynamic art and music events, pop ups, activations and our large conceptual events that encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary art, or a cause. From art shows at galleries, music shows, and activations at parks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, we host and curate all kinds of events.   http://amfm.life
 

Ciera Mckissick is the founder of AMFM, an arts brand and incubator space based in Chicago. She created AMFM, originally a web magazine, as an independent study project during her senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied Journalism and Mass Communications. Her work since then has evolved to support emerging and established artists by offering them a platform to showcase their work and passions on a larger scale through exhibitions, web content and curated events. As a curator and producer, she seeks to combine the arts to cultivate community, access, diversity, inclusivity, intergenerational interaction and a dynamic experience. Her work often involves collaboration through many art practices, organizations, and seeks to stimulate community engagement with purpose, mission, or cause. She was also a resident artist at the Chicago Art Department. Projects and events for AMFM have been featured at the Chicago Park District, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, on Chicago’s Fox 32, and published in The Chicago Reader, where AMFM was named “Best New Gallery,” The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, Southside Weekly, Afropunk, The Milwaukee Business Journal, Millennial Magazine, and more.

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Thank you to everyone who has re-donated their original donation after all of our donations were lost and refunded. We greatly appreciate your generosity and time to fix the error from the previous campaign. If you were not aware, the funds you donated previously were sent back to you. Please check your account and our previous update for more details. Thank you for the support!
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Thank you all so much for your generous donations. You may have noticed strangely that your donation was recently refunded and been a bit confused. At the time we had raised up to a little over $1400 however, there was an unfortunate error with GoFundMe and the withdrawal process and every donation that we raised was refunded so we are now back at zero. After figuring out some things with them, we hope that this update gives you some clarity. If you would like to give back your refund and re-donate your original amount we would greatly appreciate it, as this was a shocking and sad discovery. If you are not able to at this time, we understand and still thank you for your initial thought and support during our time of need.

Much love,
Ciera + AMFM
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WOW thank you all for the donations and kind words of support! We are a little over 1/4th towards our goal in just one week. Your generosity does not go unnoticed and unappreciated. Every little bit matters and is working towards our goal. Thank you for supporting our work, thank you for supporting artists, and thank you for supporting the future of AMFM and believing in the vision!
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Raised by 9 people in 4 months
Created August 7, 2018
AMFM Gallery
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