The Chicago Artists Resource has teamed up with StoryCorps Chicago to bring you "Conversations with CAR". Through this collaboration with StoryCorps, the Chicago Artists Resource conducts interviews with Chicago-based artists about their personal experiences and the way these experiences have had an impact on their creative process.
This week's featured artist is Kamilah Rashied.
Kamilah Rashied is a double alumnus of DePaul University where she received her BFA in Performance at the Theater School and her MFA in Arts Leadership. Having worked at every level of arts and culture programming, as well as arts education she has over a decade of experience in arts administration and project management, arts in education curriculum and program development, community based arts programming, and civicminded arts engagement. Ms. Rashied has contributed to the development of new and ongoing programs at many venerable arts and culture organizations in Chicago, some include: the Art Institute of Chicago, the School at the Art Institute, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois Humanities, Rebuild Foundation, Open TV, Project Osmosis,Young Chicago Authors, The Guild Literary Complex, Revival Arts Collective,The Silver Room, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Writers Theatre, Court Theatre, The North Shore Performing Arts Center. In her current position as Assistant Director of Community Programs and Engagement at the Art Institute of Chicago, Kamilah works across the museums' dedicated programming wing to vision and facilitate new and ongoing programmatic offerings, both at the museum and across the city.
Photos by Art Institute of Chicago.