Culture Saving is a consulting organization that works to implement exhibitions and cultural experiences that increase partnerships, positive exposure, and meaningful connections between arts organizations and their audiences. Culture Saving started in 2016 as a merger between two arts organizations, Artistic Jeanius and Young Creatives Project.

Culture Saving works specifically with arts organizations to advise on and carry into action the execution of:

curating

connecting artists, collectors, and organizations

event planning and marketing

web design and content digital marketing

event and lifestyle photography

art space planning and development

partnership development

Culture Saving positions itself to succeed by taking unorthodox approaches to solve the systemic complications within contemporary art spaces.

Who We Are

A married curatorial team that lives on the South Side of Chicago with their pitbull, Ernest. Both passionate about helping to create alternative and sustainable solutions to the art industry.

Hannah Jasper

Hannah Jasper an artist and the Senior Curator, at Childrens Museum of Art and Social Justice. She also serves as the Exhibition Coordinator at the University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life Initiative. Current exhibitions include Spring time on Neptune, an exploration of Afrofuturism on view at the Childrens Museum of Art and Social Justice through September 2018 (Chicago, USA), and Everyday Resistance, The Art of Living in Black Chicago, at the Arts Incubator through July 2018 (Chicago,USA).

Past exhibitions include Just Add Water, (Chicago 2018) Listening Through the Walls (Chicago 2017), indiGO, (Chicago 2017) Make Your Own Passport,Borders Boundaries and Collaboration(Chicago 2016).
Past placemaking projects in Chicago also include Fresh Pressed Chicago (2015-current). 50 Pullman Arts and Music Festival,(2014) the Slumber room-a popup (2014). Her work has been featured in such publications as newsweek, The Chicago Chronicle, School of the Art institutes 50th anniversary alumni feature, the Chicago Reader, and the South Shore Current.

Culture Saving’s mission is to implement exhibitions and cultural experiences that increase partnerships, positive exposure, and meaningful connections between arts organizations and their audiences.

Daris Jasper

Daris Jasper is an art director who has a deep fascination with storytelling, sociocultural anthropology, branding, and market research; and has developed throughout his career a unique approach to assisting top executives of arts organizations and cultural institutions with defining and shaping the way they communicate with their audiences.

Daris’s commitment to community and the arts has guided him on a path to giving back to youth throughout Chicago while working and supporting leading arts-focused organizations such as the Common Ground Foundation, Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, N’Namdi Contemporary, and the Chicago Park District.

Daris serves on the board as co-director of development for Open Architecture-Chicago, a nonprofit that mobilizes architects, designers, and local leaders to create sustainable, innovative, and socially responsive design.

Daris is a proud alum of the Latino Policy Forum’s Multicultural Leadership Academy, where he was trained in and encouraged to apply intercultural collaboration and collaborative social action between Latinos and African Americans.

Daris returned to college to attain a masters from DePaul University to enhance his expertise and skills. He successfully formulated a graduate learning plan that focused on increasing an organization’s financial sustainability by means of sponsorships and partners for the arts and arts education. His learning plan probes into sponsorship evaluation, public relations, event marketing, audience research & development, sponsorship sales, and social media and he has applied his research and theories to real world experiences with clients.