Black Cinema House


Located at 7200 S. Kimbark Avenue, Chicago, Black Cinema House hosts screenings and discussions of underseen works by film and video makers of the African and other diasporas in the historically underserved neighborhood of Grand Crossing in particular and the South Side of Chicago in general. Video classes and workshops provide area youth with the skills to make their own films and tell their own stories.

For more information on the upcoming events through Black Cinema House, visit

Photos by Sara Pooley

Dorchester Projects


Consisting of an enclave of rehabilitated buildings on the 6900 block of South Dorchester, Chicago, Dorchester Projects is home to Rebuild Foundation’s first foray into public programming. Offering multi-generational community programming ranging from youth art-making activities and community service days to backyard gardening and communal neighborhood dinners, Dorchester Projects is comprised of three program spaces, The Listening House, The Archive House, and Black Cinema House.

Photos 1-4 by Sara Pooley; 5-6 by William Holman; 7 by James Toftness 

Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative


Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative is a unique opportunity to live in a mixed-income artist community. Rebuild Foundation, in collaboration with Brinshore Development and Landon Bone Baker Architects, is transforming 32 two- and three-bedroom townhouses. An exciting component of the rental community is the Art Center, which will be a performing arts space. Located at 70th between Dante and Harper, Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative is in close proximity to Rebuild Foundation and Dorchester Projects.

We are excited about this new community-building project focused on artists. Artists, arts professionals, and creatives will receive preference and will be selected by the Artist Selection Committee. Rebuild Foundation believes in collaboration, and this is important to the collaborative. Our hope is that artists will collaborate with their neighbors and with Rebuild Foundation. Artists should be willing to give back to the community by teaching workshops, classes or creatively sharing their skills.

Rents are affordable. Don’t miss an opportunity to be part of this innovative collaborative. For more information or to pre-apply please contact Leasing and Management at 773.324.2270.

Download the DA+HC Art Center Usage Research Study

Photos by Sara Pooley; Rendering and plans by Landon Bone Baker


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