Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center (CIADC) is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, charitable organization. Our mission is to provide continuing education, working access, and community for 3D object makers working with materials and processes requiring industrial workspace, specialized skill-sets, and shop equipment.
We are a multidisciplinary industrial arts and design resource center featuring dedicated studio departments in Casting and Molding, Metalworking & Forging, Technology & Design, and Woodworking, and offer programming for both teens and adults.
Our goal is to remove the common obstacles most people face with making sculptural, functional, decorative, and product-oriented objects using permanent materials. We provide the hands-on learning, a proper workspace, and the shop tools to make for a safe, effective, and fun atmosphere for all-levels of ability and interests.
CIADC has experienced great momentum since opening our doors on May 11, 2015. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a financial hurdle we must clear in order to resume serving the Chicagoland community at the same capacity. Due to COVID, we expect to incur large revenue losses throughout 2020. With no cash reserves, we must rely on grants, loans, and charitable contributions to pass through this difficult time.
Help CIADC return to the same level of community service by contributing towards our goal of raising $45,000 from individual supporters over the next 8 months.