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Chicago Art Department

Chicago, IL, United States

Chicago Art Department provides space and resources for socially minded artists to grow their practice and question the city we live in. Artists are provided with equitable and truly accessible opportunities for personal and artistic development through studio residencies, professional development opportunities, think-tank programs, and public engagement through events and contemporary exhibitions.

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Grant history

Year awarded: 2022
Period: 2 years
Amount awarded: $135,000
Purpose: General Operating Support

Year awarded: 2021
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $41,200
Purpose: For Your Gift – Anonymous 2021
Notes: The 2 anonymous recipients of the For Your Gift demonstrate compassion and leadership while combating food insecurity within their communities.

Year awarded: 2021
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $41,200
Purpose: For Your Gift – Anonymous 2021
Notes: The 2 anonymous recipients of the For Your Gift demonstrate compassion and leadership while combating food insecurity within their communities.

Year awarded: 2021
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $52,000
Purpose: Supporting The Artist Grant Recipients
Notes: The Artist Grant, a community-driven grant making initiative implemented by The Reva and David Logan Foundation, has awarded 20 individual artists with unrestricted grants of $2,500 each.

Year awarded: 2020
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $10,400
Purpose: Dream Warriors – Artist Content
Notes: Adapted their services by generating online content that will be aired on tribal radio stations

Year awarded: 2020
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $80,000
Purpose: General Operating Support

Year awarded: 2019
Period: 3 years
Amount awarded: $46,800
Purpose: ETHOS Project
Notes: Ayako Kato’s ETHOS trilogy explores the impact of mindful and meditative approaches to the moving body in relationship with both natural and built environments. The trilogy will view the movement of humanity from three perspectives: Looking at the past from the present day; looking at the present day from the position of the past; and finally standing in the present day and looking at the future.

Year awarded: 2019
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $104,000
Purpose: For Your Gift Expanion- Frank Waln
Notes: Brilliant and creative individuals need time and money in order to make their dreams a reality. In 2017, Richard created the For Your Gift program to award a small grant to artists and individuals so that they may self-reflect on their creative practices and so that the board and staff might also gain insight into what makes these special people tick. Frank Waln was a 3Arts recipient and a recent FYG awardee. With the support of the $100,000 grant, Frank plans to return to his reservation and document stories, cultural knowledge and language from the elders, and more.

Year awarded: 2019
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $41,600
Purpose: Keanon Kyles “The Pilot: Finding Your Wings”
Notes: Brilliant and creative individuals need time and money in order to make their dreams a reality. In 2017, Richard created the For Your Gift program to award a small grant to artists and individuals so that they may self-reflect on their creative practices and so that the board and staff might also gain insight into what makes these special people tick.

Year awarded: 2019
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $75,000
Purpose: Themed Residencies and Civic Programs

Year awarded: 2018
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $100,000
Purpose: Core Residency Program and Salary Support

Year awarded: 2018
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $5,250
Purpose: For Your Gift – Ayako Kato
Notes: Brilliant and creative individuals need time and money in order to make their dreams a reality. In 2017, Richard created the For Your Gift program to award a small grant to artists and individuals so that they may self-reflect on their creative practices and so that the board and staff might also gain insight into what makes these special people tick.

Year awarded: 2018
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $10,500
Purpose: For Your Gift – Keanon Kyles
Notes: Brilliant and creative individuals need time and money in order to make their dreams a reality. In 2017, Richard created the For Your Gift program to award a small grant to artists and individuals so that they may self-reflect on their creative practices and so that the board and staff might also gain insight into what makes these special people tick.