AREA has received financial support from the combined sources of our “Wants and Needs” benefit auction, a 20×20 art sale (20 word for $20), the Stockyard Institute, Fire This Time Fund, Synapses Foundation, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, private donors, Peace Party, Lisa Yun Lee, and Crossroads Fund. 

It takes $7,000 to put out an issue. If you would like to make a tax- deductible donations to AREA, make checks payable to Experimental Station and mail to AREA Chicago PO Box #476971 Chicago IL 60647 (write AREA in the memo line). To make an online donation, visit

We also encourage you to share other resources like free office space, printing, computers, food, your skills, cars for delivering the publication, and many more things we cannot anticipate until you step up and propose them. Thanks for your generosity!
If you’d like to get involved or have any questions, email info(at)