Author: Donnie Smith

Access + Artist Development + Collaboration

Sharing Our Truth: Statement About Kanye West & Donda’s House Inc.

Statement Regarding Kanye West & Donda’s House Inc.  In December of 2011, Rhymefest, Donnie Smith and Kanye West came up with the idea to create Donda’s House Inc., a foundation to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Donda West by supporting Chicago’s young creatives. Kanye became one of our Founding Board Members, with Donnie…
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Stitch Gawd Visits Donda’s House

   Last night we hosted a conversation between Emma “Stitch Gawd” Mckee and Chiquita Carey of All I Need Is One Mic. Emma uses her needlework to stitch relationships and threads for the artists and creatives she cares most about and she is based here in Chicago. The conversation started with a reflection on Emma’s…
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ICYMI: Made Mavens Leadership Summit

ICYMI: MADE Maven Leadership Summit Donda’s House participated in the inaugural Made Maven Leadership Summit, organized and presented by Made Magazine, and sponsored by BMW. We are proud to say that we had six representatives from our Donda’s House family in attendance including both staff and volunteers. The themes for the weekend were professional sisterhood, vulnerability,…
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Ava DuVernay Casting Call

Ava DuVernay shared a tweet recently regarding a casting call for “Central Park Five,” a project in which she is the director! The tweet was shared via the handle @cp5casting Please see the opportunity below and proceed accordingly if interested. All instructions are listed on the flyer!