The Co-Prosperity Sphere (C-PS) is an experimental cultural center located in the neighborhood of Bridgeport. The space is used to showcase work by artists, performers and cultural workers of all stripes. The C-PS hosts exhibitions, screenings, presentations, installations, festivals, meetings, and performance programs in its 5,000+ square foot gallery. The space hosts between 35-60 events and exhibitions a year serving over 10,000 individuals a year.
Co-Prosperity is also the home office of Public Media Institute (PMI).
PMI is a non-profit 501(c) 3, community based, art & culture organization located in the neighborhood of Bridgeport in the city of Chicago. PMI's mission is to create, incubate and sustain innovative cultural programming through the production of socially engaged projects, festivals, spaces, exhibitions, and media.
Public Media Institute is committed to the region’s cultural ecology and is evident through our series of programs, spaces and projects.
PMI publishes several periodicals including Proximity Magazine, the international arts and culture journal, as well as Lumpen magazine, Materiel Magazine, and Mash Tun Journal.
Public Media Institute showcases emerging and established artists from Chicago and around the world in our network of art spaces and partner organizations. PMI coordinates the Co-Prosperity School, an artist led initiative that discusses the contemporary art worlds of Chicago. PMI also coordinates and supports the Small Manufacturing Alliance (SMALL). SMALL promotes companies and individuals that manufacture products locally. This year we will launch a new Low Power FM Radio Station in the South Side of the city called Lumpen Radio or WLPN. This 100 Watt LPFM station will be our latest project that seeks to amplify the voices of the communities we serve.
PMI programs and host numerous events and socially engagedprojects throughout the city of Chicago and beyond. For a look at our current activities and programming please visit the following websites:
Mash Tun Journal
Mash Tun Festival
Small Manufacturing Alliance
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency
3219 S Morgan Street
Chicago Il 60608
Please see our EVENTS page for scheduled programs. C-PS is otherwise open on appointment only. Call 773-655-6769
For inquiries please contact:
Logan Bay • Loganbaybay (at) gmail.com