The Center for Native Futures brings together Native artists to imagine ourselves richly, where art can provide a lens to learn from the past, nurture our present, and realize a thriving future.
The Center for Native Futures is the epicenter of Native creativity that fosters Native artists of all backgrounds.
Indigenous Futurism(s) are artistic means for expanding possibilities and realities by imagining our realities without colonial limitations. The definition of this term is ever-changing and dynamic.
Who We Are
We are Native artists who came together during a pandemic and decided to make space for a perpetual Native presence in the city of Zhegagoynak (Chicago). The founding members have a combined 20+ years of working within the arts community and have all nurtured relationships with tribal communities, Indigenous organizations, galleries, public art spaces, and Indigenous spaces.
What We Do
The Center for Native Futures is the only all-Native artist-led arts non-profit organization in Zhegagoynak. We promote the advancement of Native fine arts, foster contemporary artists, and encourage Indigenous Futurists. Located in the Marquette Building, our art center hosts gallery exhibitions, artist-in-residencies, and community events throughout the year.