This past weekend PLUG projects traveled to Chicago to attend the Hand in Glove conference organized by threewalls and the newly formed Alliance of Independent Arts Organizers (AIAO). It was an amazing weekend with presenters and representatives from all over the United States. We talked about alternative residencies, funding options for artists and for artists run spaces, other art ‘ecosystems’ in cities like San Francisco, Minneapolis and Detroit. We are excited to back in Kansas City, talking about what we learned and brainstorming for the future! Thank you Chicago!!