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Co-Prosperity Sphere

The Co-Prosperity Sphere (C-PS) is an experimental cultural center located in Bridgeport, The Community of the Future. 3219-21 S Morgan Street, Chicago Il 60608

The Sphere is a public platform for art and ideas and an advocate for emerging art in all its forms. We produce  and facilitate exhibitions, socially engaged projects, critical publications and community initiatives. The C-PS hosts exhibitions, screenings, presentations, installations, festivals, meetings, classes and performance programs in its 5,000+ square foot complex.

From our space we build independent cultural infrastructures to maintain a healthy art ecology for Chicago and our region.

The C-PS contains the offices of the Public Media Institute; our parent .org that is a 501 (c)3 non profit arts organization. PMI  helps produce the annual Version Festival and the MDW Fair; the art magazines Proximity, Matériel, the Bridgeport InternationalLumpen magazine, and Mash Tun Journal. PMI is also the organizer of the Small Manufacturing Alliance (SMALL) and all of its programming.


960 W 31st Street
Chicago Il 60608

Operating a Front for The Left
in the Arts since 1991

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