Terra Foundation Unveils 33 New Art Design Chicago Grants

On June 29, 2017, the Terra Foundation for American Art announced 33 new grants for Art Design Chicago projects given to 31 cultural organizations located in Chicago and beyond and totaling approximately $2.5 million. Grant funds will support a diverse range of exhibitions, publications, and academic and public programs exploring difference facets of Chicago’s vibrant creative history and enduring influence on art and design.

Among the organizations, 15 are receiving Terra Foundation support for the first time, including Bradley University’s Art Department, Chicago Design Museum, Chicago Parks Foundation, National Public Housing Museum, South Side Community Art Center, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Video Game Art Gallery, and University of Chicago Center in Paris, among others.

“We are honored and excited by the scholarly quality, depth, and innovative spirit of our partners’ proposals, and the enthusiasm with which so many organizations took on the opportunity to highlight the dynamic, yet lesser-known, narratives of Chicago. We look forward to continuing to support our many partners in the development of Art Design Chicago and to bringing these exciting exhibitions, publications, and events to the public for their enjoyment,” said Elizabeth Glassman, President and CEO of the Terra Foundation.

Organizations receiving June grants include:

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Museum of Mexican Art

National Public Housing Museum

Newberry Library

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership

Smart Museum of Art at University of Chicago

South Side Community Art Center

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

University of Chicago Arts, Public Art Program

University of Chicago Center in Paris

Video Game Art Gallery

 

 

Art Institute of Chicago

Bradley University Art Department

Caxton Club of Chicago

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

Chicago Design Museum

Chicago History Museum

Chicago Parks Foundation

Chicago Public Library Foundation

DePaul Art Museum at DePaul University

DuSable Museum of African American History

Elmhurst College

Graham School, University of Chicago

Illinois Executive Mansion Association

Illinois Humanities

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College

Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University

 

Organizations still interested in developing public programming for Art Design Chicago have another opportunity to apply for funding. Proposals are due in early fall 2017, and the final round of Art Design Chicago grants will be announced in 2018.

In total, the Terra Foundation is investing $6.5 million in bringing the initiative to fruition. Additional funding for the initiative is provided by Presenting Partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Chicago Community Trust and Leo Burnett are providing in-kind support.

For more information on this announcement, view the news release posted in our Pressroom. To view a full list of partners and programs to date, visit our Partners and Programs pages.

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