The mission of Project Osmosis is to create programs and initiatives that identify, develop, and support young people from minority communities with demonstrated abilities and skills, in the applied arts. Through these efforts, our intention is to increase the influence and presence, of art/design professionals from minority communities, while expanding the reach of artistic expression for all people. Our ultimate goal is to develop an interdependent exchange of artist/cultural expression that includes and values the contributions of artist from all communities, regardless of gender, race, or socio-economic status. For art/design, in its highest and purest form, must be without barriers, borders or boundaries.
PROJECT OSMOSIS & THE SCHOOL OF DESIGN-UIC WANTS TO SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER! Project Osmosis and The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Design is asking you to mark your calendars for the our Annual Osmosis Design Education Benefit themed “What if?” which will take place September 6th, 2014. For one night only, attendees get an […]
Saturday, October 11, 2014, Join Project Osmosis at the Fostering Diversity in Design Panel Discussion at Chicago Cultural Center
Work in Progress This Saturday, following the final panel discussion as part of the CHGO DSGN series, join Rick Valicenti and Norman Teague for a conversation on the visibility of designers of color in the profession. Panelists: Alexander Richard Wilson Fo Wilson Krisann Rehbein Rashayla Marie Brown Vernon Lockhart Saturday, October 11, 2014 […]
The Osmosis Design Education Initiative™ Express YourSelf-Portrait is designed to encourage young people to follow positive career paths in art and design. The Express YourSelf-Portrait program creates self-esteem by having youth paint a portrait of themselves with the assistance of a professional designer or artist. This years Osmosis Design Education Initiative™ Express YourSelf-Portrait will be held at […]
Join us for the Design Youth Forum March 27, 2015 from 9am to 4pm at UIC Architecture & Design Building
It’s no secret that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) is the hot topic of discussion when it comes to talks about the possibilities of a prosperous future for our country. That is why so much investment is being put toward the next generation and STEM programs in the school system. What many of the […]