Ways to Participate

There are many ways to engage with the Chicago Monuments Project. Upcoming events are listed below and will be continuously updated with new events and opportunities as we progress through the project.

Speaker Series

Throughout our public engagement phase, we will be hosting a series of webinars and panel discussions with Chicago Monuments Advisory Committee Members, educators, historians and community advocates.

For more information or to register for specific Speaker Series events, scroll down to the "Upcoming Events" section. Additional events will be added over the coming weeks.

Register for March 11 event

Drop-in Conversations

Chicagoans are invited to pre-register to participate in a one-hour discussion with Chicago Monuments Project Advisory Committee Members, where you can ask questions, share your thoughts, and learn more about the Chicago Monuments Project. 

For more information or to register for specific Drop In events, scroll down to the "Upcoming Events" section.

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Request For Ideas: Reimagining Monuments

The Chicago Monuments Project seeks project ideas from individual artists and/or community groups for the development of new monuments that rethink the place, purpose and permanence of monuments in our public spaces. 

Ideas may suggest actions or interventions that address monuments in the collection or propose new monuments in nontraditional formats that tell previously untold, hidden or erased narratives about Chicago’s history and people. 

Submissions will help inform the Chicago Monuments Project Advisory Committee’s recommendations about the development of new monuments. Select project ideas may be identified by the committee to be developed further and commissioned.  

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Submit Artist Application

Request for Proposals: Community Partner Program

The Chicago Monuments Project seeks proposals from community partners to host and facilitate conversations about the city’s monuments. ​Programs can address a specific artwork(s) identified by the Chicago Monuments Advisory Committee, be open platform for dialogue about previously untold, erased or obscured narratives in the telling of Chicago’s history, or in the development of new monuments.​ Select number of proposals will be identified to receive a $1,500 stipend to produce the program. ​

Deadline: March 19, 2021

Become a Community Partner

Upcoming Events

February 26, 2021, 3-4PM

Zoom

Drop In Discussion

Drop In Session 3 with John Betancur & Alaka Wali

Join Advisory Committee Members John Betancur and Alaka Wali for an open dialogue about the Chicago Monuments Project.

AT CAPACITY

March 2, 2021, 3-4PM

Zoom

Drop In Discussion

Drop In Session 4 with Bonnie McDonald, Fo Wilson & Ernie Wong

Join Advisory Committee Ci-Chair Bonnie McDonald and Committee Members Fo Wilson and Ernie Wong for an open dialogue about the Chicago Monuments Project.

REGISTER

March 10, 2021, 6-7PM

Zoom

Drop In Discussion

Drop In Session 5 with Bonnie McDonald & William Estrada

Join Advisory Committee Co-Chair Bonnie McDonald and Committee Member William Estrada for an open dialogue about the Chicago Monuments Project.

REGISTER

March 11, 2021, 6-7:30PM

Zoom

Speaker Series

Alt Monuments: Considering New Forms

Join us for our first of several public webinars as we discuss the future of public art. Do monuments need to be permanent, large-scale or made of bronze? How can we re-imagine the ways in which we memorialize our shared past? The conversation will be moderated by art historian and author, Romi Crawford with guest speakers, artists Faheem Majeed, Maria Gaspar and more...

Register

March 12, 2021, 12-1PM

Zoom

Drop In Discussion

Drop In Session 6 with William Estrada & Fo Wilson

Join Advisory Committee Members William Estrada & Fo Wilson for an open dialogue about the Chicago Monuments Project.

REGISTER

March 15, 2021, 12-1PM

Zoom

Info Session

Artist Information Session: Request for Ideas (Reimagining Monuments)

Join us for a one hour presentation and Q and A for artists interested in learning more about how to propose new public art for the City of Chicago. In advance of the info session, artists are highly encouraged to attend the Speaker Series program "Alt Monuments: Considering New Forms" on Thursday March 11th.

REGISTER

March 17, 2021, 12-1PM

Zoom

Drop In Discussion

Drop In Session 7 with Amanda Williams & Jon Pounds

Join Advisory Committee Members Amanda Williams and Jon Pounds for an open dialogue about the Chicago Monuments Project.

REGISTER

Past Events

January 29, 2021, 10AM

Zoom

Speaker Series

Together We Heal

Together We Heal launches a journey aimed at building racial healing across Chicago. We want every Chicagoan to do their part to foster racial healing, learning, and restoration in every neighborhood across our City. We seek to promote civic unity by encouraging Chicagoans to connect across lines of difference and support a collective conversation about our truth and our promise as a City. ​ Speakers: Jennifer Scott, Adam Green, SantiagoX, Cesáreo Moreno and Amanda Williams​

View Recorded Event

February 23, 2021, 10-11AM

Zoom

Drop In Discussion

Drop In Session 1 with Commissioner Mark Kelly & Jon Pounds

Join DCASE Commissioner and Committee Co-Chair Mark Kelly and Advisory Committee Member Jon Pounds for an open dialogue about the Chicago Monuments Project.

AT CAPACITY

February 25, 2021, 9-10AM

Zoom

Drop In Discussion (en español)

Drop In Sesión 2 con Cesáreo Moreno y Billy Ocasio

Únase a los miembros del comité de del proyecto de Monumentos Cesáreo Moreno y Billy Ocasio para una conversación cerca los monumentos de Chicago y el futuro de arte publico en los barrios de Chicago. THIS EVENT WILL BE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY IN SPANISH

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Public Feedback

This committee is working on behalf of all Chicagoans, and wants to hear from you. Please share any feedback you have on specific monuments, monuments in general, or what monuments might look like in the future. All feedback will be shared with the Chicago Monuments Project Advisory Committee.

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