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Donations to our organization are more critical than ever as we continue our work supporting working artists and our community of patrons. Your contribution supports our ongoing initiatives and sustains our programming, allowing us to expand our growing community. Help us continue to create programs that support photographic makers and those who simply love photography.


You can choose to have your donation specifically applied to one of the following categories or let us decide where your support will make the most impact:

Filter Space Projects
Since 2015, Filter Space has served as a year-round hub for the photography community in Chicago, with regular exhibitions, alongside social, educational, and professional development opportunities. Funding in this category allows us to:

  • Maintain W.A.G.E. certification standards, ensuring that we’re equitably compensating exhibiting and teaching artists

  • Support exhibiting artists by offsetting production and shipping costs

  • Continue to offer free community events, like the Filter Photo Book Club and Coffee & Conversation with exhibiting artists


Student Scholarships

Over the last five years, Filter Photo has made a commitment to make our programming more accessible for younger artists. Funding in this category supports:

  • Our High School Initiative, which allows students from Chicago Public Schools to join us for a day of programming at the annual Festival. The students each receive two professional portfolio reviews, and attend Artist Talks and Roaming Reviews

  • Our College Scholarship Fund, which provides opportunities for undergraduate students to supplement their education with professional workshops and portfolio reviews at the Festival


Filter Photo Festival

Now in our 16th year, the Filter Photo Festival remains a vital piece of the cultural landscape of Chicago. Funding in this category allows us to:

  • Equitably pay the visiting artists, teachers, and other workers without whom the Festival would not be possible

  • Increase accessibility to the Festival by keeping the majority of programming free and open to the public

Thank you for supporting Filter Photo and these important initiatives!

Filter Photo is a 501(c)(3) organization. Filter Photo respects your privacy and will never share your personal information with other individuals or organizations.

For donations in amounts other than those listed, please contact us at or send a check to:

Filter Photo
1821 West Hubbard Street, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60622

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