Insight Arts is a contemporary arts organization dedicated to increasing access to cultural work that supports progressive social change. Our unique organizational model allows us to engage in community based, regional and national work.
We organize our work around three core values:
1. Access to information, education and art is a basic human right.
2. Meaningful social change is dependent on the creation of cooperative social and political structures.
3. Time for contemplation and analysis is crucial to community and individual empowerment.
These values have facilitated the development of an organization with three main areas of cultural work:
a. The presentation, production, and discussion of cultural work related to our core values;
b. The dissemination and critical discussion of progressive research, analysis, and information
c. Free arts education and humanities classes.
The majority of our work currently takes place in the Chicagoland area. We offer ongoing art education and cultural program in the Chicago neighborhoods of Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown, Humboldt Park and West Englewood. We also work in the city of Evanston. In all of these places we offer ongoing research based arts education programs for youth aged 5-18 and arts education and free arts and humanities events for adults.