AUX provides administrative support to help artist-run initiatives realize their work. We apply what we have learned as an artist-led nonprofit to work with others on communications, fiscal sponsorship, grant writing, and project management. AUX operates on a sliding-scale, project-by-project basis. If we could be helpful for your work, let us know!

Roman Susan is a grateful partner of Performance Response Journal, with support from the Walder Foundation, Hyde Park Art Center Artists Run Chicago Fund, and individual donors. Working with 6018North, we’re learning about our surrounding neighborhoods, local sustainability, and the arts infrastructure of Chicagoland. In the past, we’ve helped build prairie platforms for the Chop Wood Carry Water residency, facilitated a grant for The Back Room with support from The Propeller Fund, and been the fiscal sponsor of Stitch x Stitch with support from Illinois Humanities. Reach out if you are interested in working together.

Performance Response Journal is an online platform run by performing artists, writers, cultural producers, and witnesses of performance work in Chicago. Co-founded in 2016 by Joanna Furnans and Hope Goldman, and relaunched in 2020 with Aaliyah Christina and Felicia Holman, Performance Response Journal holds an open year-round call for response. Roman Susan has worked with PRJ since 2020 to facilitate financial support from the Walder Foundation, Hyde Park Art Center Artists Run Chicago Fund, and individual donors.

Image above is a film still from Trio A Translation Project by Cherrie Yu.

6018North is platform and dynamic venue for innovative art and culture in Chicago, challenging what art is, whom it’s for, and where and how it’s created. Roman Susan has worked with 6018North since 2018 to assist on communications, grant writing, and project management.

Image above is an outdoor installation view of the exhibition Living Architecture, photo by Nathan Keay.

Chop Wood Carry Water is a lo fi residency at Pachamanka, 50 acres of wooded and open field conservation land with natural systems agriculture in the driftless area of NW Illinois. In 2023, Roman Susan helped build Call and Response prairie platforms for the residency. 

Stitch x Stitch was a 2022 convening situated within a long historical conversation between quilting and social justice. Roman Susan facilitated support for this initative through an Action Grant from Illinois Humanities.