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About the Stockyard Institute

"Founded in 1995 by artist and College of Education professor Jim Duignan, the Stockyard Institute is a civic, artistic, and social practice project that approaches issues of community, equity, and representation through art and activism. The Stockyard Institute began in Chicago’s Back of the Yards community and soon expanded its reach throughout the city and later internationally. Director Jim Duignan’s early influences by local activists, artist collectives, teachers, neighborhood artists, and the City of Chicago itself inform and inspire his work and mission.

Stockyard Institute projects span platforms ranging from small watt radio stations, various publications, artist residencies, architectural interventions, curricular models, community performances, city-wide programs, public art, and much more."

--Stockyard Institute, "About," 


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