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The Silver Room Foundation mission is to create intentional art-centered experiences, spaces, events, and programming to increase the health, wellness, equity, and economic prosperity outcomes for communities of color on the south and west sides of Chicago.
The Silver Room Foundation’s urban planning and social impact arm, Proximity, is a program that creates and implements replicable creative entrepreneurship accelerator models by which community organizations can help to encourage various arts and creative entrepreneurship districts to emerge and thrive on Chicago’s South & West Sides. Proximity’s work focuses on designing programs for public, private and nonprofit partnerships to leverage collective impact and strengthen neighborhoods by increasing commercial activity through placemaking, education, localized investment, and economic opportunity. Proximity uses a cohort-based, curriculum approach to its model and uses industry experts in its mentorship and education resources to cultivate a thriving, supportive community, enabling artist-led businesses, creative service professionals, and creative entrepreneurs to formalize, develop increased capacity, and scale.