Ag47 is an arts mentorship program serving pre-teen and teenage girls in the Chicago, IL neighborhood of Logan Square. We meet regularly from October to April to create and share art together.
As a collective of women artists, we know that collaborative creation can help young women see their power as shapers of their community. Through mentorship, we have the opportunity to support young women as they develop an understanding of themselves as creators, commentators, and community members. By publicly sharing their work with the community, we communicate to our girls the value of their voices and give the community the opportunity to see these young women as the powerful, vital forces that they are.
Ag47 knows that girls’ creative voices must be heard. We are an artistic mentorship collective dedicated to providing opportunities for bold creative expression. Through collaboration and one-to-one mentorship, women and girls share stories about their lives, take risks, ask questions and use arts to respond. By presenting their work to a public audience, Ag47 provides girls with the chance to be heard and their communities with the chance to listen.
Girls have something to say. Ag47 amplifies their voices.