Current Exhibit: BLOOM

Bloom is a virtual exhibit that explores the themes of sex-ed, consent, and the impact of trauma on sexuality. Through fiber art, ceramic sculpture, and painting, five artists dive into what it means to be a survivor and how one interacts with sexuality and the world at large.

Vote for Awakenings!

Awakenings has been selected of three finalists to receive up to $10,000 from Chicago Foundation for Women’s (CFW) #GivingTuesday campaign to support our work to make visible the artistic expression of survivors of sexual violence. The CFW is calling on the online community to help them decide who gets the grant, and we need your help to win! To participate, you can visit CFW’s #GivingTuesday website, make a donation to CFW and vote for Awakenings to receive the grant. 

This $10,000 grant would mean the world to us. It would allow us to offer critical self-care resources to Chicago-area Caregivers, sustain stipends for survivor artists and writers, and continue to provide a trauma-aware, professional arts experience for survivors.

Awakened Voices Issue 11 Launch Celebration

Awakened Voices is proud to present the 11th issue of our online literary magazine: Legacy. This issue is a survivor-led examination of the past, a vision for the future, and a place for present creation. 

Issue 11 of Awakened Voices: Legacy releases December 4th at 6:30 pm. Join us for a virtual launch celebration featuring statements from the Awakened Voices editorial team and readings from Issue 11’s featured artists and writers.

Virtual Holiday Trivia

We’re kicking off the holiday season with a festive trivia night! Hosted by Stew at Stewpendous Productions, this all ages game night is sure to be full of fun, laughter, and a whole lot of cheer. Join as an individual or sign up with the whole family.

The best part? All of the proceeds for this trivia night will go directly towards Awakenings!

Resilient Remembrance

We are collaborating with In Touch & Motion to produce a presentation of creative expression by  those who have experienced sexual trauma. Mark your calendars to join Awakenings and In Touch & Motion at a free virtual event on December 10th.

Seeking Interns for Spring 2021!

Awakenings is now seeking applicants for spring internships in Marketing, Web Marketing, and Literature! Check out the full listings and submit your application now. 

Judith's Circle

Judith’s Circle is Awakenings’ squad of core, committed, monthly donors. Members play a critical role in supporting survivor artists and sustaining our work. Members of Judith’s Circle will gain access to exclusive content from our survivor artists, invitations to private First Look Nights for all exhibits, and more. Demonstrate your ongoing commitment to our mission to showcase the creative expression of survivors of sexual violence.

Issue 10 of Awakened Voices: Intention for Change

Awakened Voices is proud to present the 10th issue of our online literary magazine, Intention for Change. This issue examines the internal intentions that can begin to spark change in an individual or community. The artists of issue 10 explore intentions for personal change, shifts in perspective on past actions, changes in perception of their physical self, and shifts in the way they perceive the choices of others. Readers are invited to challenge their understanding of the past and reexamine the possibilities that lie ahead. 

Temporary Gallery Closure

Given the magnitude of COVID-19, we have decided to close the gallery for the time being to help keep our team & community safe. Subscribe to our newsletter & follow us on social media to stay informed about our virtual offerings!