Theaster Gates Launching Workforce Initiative in Chicago

November 1st, 2016

Theaster Gates with the Black Monks of Mississippi, via HirshhornTheaster Gates is launching a new initiative called Dorchester Industries, “a workforce training and apprenticeships initiative for un- or underemployed people across the South Side of Chicago.”  The program will partner with tradespeople and artists in residence to create new objects and artworks for sale, with funds going to those working for the company.  The program will launch publicly November 5th with an auction of works from the first round of participants at Gates’s Stony Island Arts Bank.

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