Black Cinema House

Currently based in the Dorchester Arts+Housing Collaborative at 1456 East 70th Street in the historically divested neighborhood of Grand Crossing, Black Cinema House hosts screenings and discussions of underseen works by and for the African diaspora.

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 by William Holman; 6 by Zena Edwards

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, opening early 2015, which will be a performing arts space. Located on South 70th Street 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 receive preference and are selected by the Artist Selection Committee. Rebuild Foundation believes in collaboration, and this is important to the collaborative. Resident artists will collaborate with their neighbors and with Rebuild Foundation. Interested artists should be willing to give back to the community by teaching workshops and classes or creatively sharing their skills.

Construction is almost complete and apartments are currently available. Rents are affordable. Don’t miss an opportunity to be part of this innovative collaborative. For more information or to apply, please contact Leasing and Management Company at 773-324-2270.

Download the DA+HC Art Center Usage Research Study.

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