• Welcome to multikulti

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    Multikulti is a community, arts and activist center in the heart of Chicago. We house the Q4 Radio Station, Chromakey Room, 24hr Access Darkroom, Meeting Space, The Chicago Occupy Library with many member organizations including ILNorml, Chicago Independent Television, OpenSource Temple and more. We also house a community of members that support the space and activist projects.
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  • Projects at multikulti

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    multikulti's hack group is working on solutions that benefit the activist community. Some of our ongoing projects include producing the CITV show for Indymedia, developing an activist aggregation site ChicagoActivism.org, developing a gamified activist badge and point system from Navy software, maintaining an activist and organizational directory, developing Raspberry Pi computers to act as upstream devices for transmitters (AM1680 Q4 Radio) and maintaining a community library.
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  • Organizations

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    multikulti partners and facilitates the following organizations and more: Rising Tide Chicago, Ballot Integrity Committee, Chicago Indymedia, ILNorml, Tar Sands Free Midwest, Organic Consumers Association, System Change Not Climate Change, Democracy USA, Veterans for Peace, IVAW, Frack Free Illinois, Q4 Radio, Chicago Community Darkroom, Page Telegram, Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Broken Bonds Network, Nuclear Energy Information Service, FreeGeek Chicago and Open Jazz Tuesday nights.
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ABOUT THE SPACE:

 

Multikulti is a multicultural community center located in the heart of Chicago that serves the public as a non profit venue for creative arts,  social activism, and multimedia production.

 

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A bohemian style loft space, with an eclectic collection of art and worldly artifacts that provides a warm ambiance for guests and an atmosphere that is positively inspiring.

 

Our Main Space

 

Our facility includes: a community room / performance center, conference room / second stage, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, office, library, photography darkroom, audio studio, radio studio, and video studio.

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Check out our calendar to get the latest info on our upcoming events. Every week we host a variety of special activities including: performances, live music, film screenings, open mic’s, community meetings, educational workshops, potlucks, and more.

 

OUR MISSION:

 

We welcome diversity of culture and reach out to include people from all walks of life to have a place to share their ideas and own form of personal expression.

 

WE ARE LOCATED AT:

 

1000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago IL 60642
ON THE 4th FLOOR
(@ the intersection of Milwaukee and Augusta)

 


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TRANSIT DIRECTIONS:

 

Parking:

 

FREE PARKING is available all along the EAST side of Milwaukee Ave, on both sides of Augusta, and also across the street on Cortez. Secret parking spaces are available behind the Polish Museum along the expressway.

 

PAY PARKING is available on the WEST side of Milwaukee Ave right in front of the building. Make sure to pay the meter between 7AM and 9PM! But there should be plenty of free spaces if you look.

 

By Expressway:

 

94 south exit at Division, turn right and head west on Division, then turn left at Milwaukee Ave and head south, Multikulti will be on your right on the west side of the street.

 

94 North exit at Milwaukee / Augusta, Multikulti is on the northwest corner of the intersection as soon as you exit the expressway, look for parking.

 

By Bus:

 

Take the CTA #56 Milwaukee Ave bus and exit at Augusta.

 

By Train:

Take the CTA Blue Line southbound to Division, then walk south.

Take the CTA Blue Line northbound to Chicago Ave, then walk north.

You can transfer CTA trains in the loop.

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This map is but the first attempt to build a better more cohesive Chicago. This map contains a sample of the many activist organizations located in our city. If you would like to add your group to our map, please click the link and fill out the form [here]. We’ll add you as soon as possible.

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Our facility is available to help bring your vision to life


Multikulti is a multidimensional space that provides a diverse array of resources for our community.

Community Room / Performance Center                       The community room at Multikulti is ideal for hosting activities and events including: meetings, workshops, conferences, movie screenings, fundraisers and performances.
Resources include: stage, PA system, video projector with screen, dry erase boards, couches and chairs to seat 70 people.
Conference Room                      The conference room is a great space for intimate meetings with a great view of the Chicago skyline. The room also has access to our kitchen which is available to use upon request for luncheons, dinners, or potlucks.
Resources include: conference table, dry erase boards, and a video projector with screen, and chairs to seat 30 people..
Office
                     
The Multikulti office is a professional workspace with ample  resources that organizations need to operate.
Resources include: computers, high speed internet, wi-fi hotspot, printer, copy machine, fax, phone.

Library

                     
The Multikulti library has a wide selection of books that are available for members to check out. Come sit back, relax, and absorb an eclectic collection of knowledge and ideas.
Selections include: history, labor, politics, media, corruption, democracy,  economics, religion / spirituality, science, classics, fiction, and a whole collection of zines.

 

Video Studio                      The video studio provides all the tools you need to film, edit, and produce your vision. Our studio can be used to create: news reports, commercials, PSA’s, lectures, presentations, instructional videos, comedy skits, short films, music videos, and parts of a reality TV series
Resources Include: HD video cameras, lighting, lavalier mics, green screen, editing suites with Adobe Premier.
Audio Studio                      The audio studio has equipment for music and sound production. Our studio can be used to produce songs, albums, radio commercials, PSA’s, and spots.
Resources include: microphones, mixer, electronic piano, effects processors, and a computer with Pro Tools interface.

Radio Studio
                     
The radio studio is the home of Q4Radio which is broadcasted on the internet at www.que4.org and also in the Rogers Park neighborhood on 1680AM. Q4 Radio is the only station in Chicago for activism and the arts. With unique programming by a variety of talk show hosts, radio personalities, and DJ’s that specialize in local music from the underground scene.
Resources Include: microphones, mixing board, headsets, monitor, on-air telephone, and two computers for sampling and broadcasting
Photography Darkroom                      The Chicago Community Darkroom is one of the last refuges in Chicago for traditional photographers to have a public space to develop film. Every Wednesday is open house and newcomers can come to try out the equipment and gain experience developing and printing film.
Resources include: chemicals, washing station, enlargers, light box, dryer

Kitchen

 

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Email:

multikulti.chicago

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gmail.com

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/mkchi.org

Phone:
872-216-8584 (leave a message and we will get back to you)

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