The Terra Foundation for American Art announced that it has awarded several new grants in support of education and exhibition programs related to Art Design Chicago, a city-wide initiative organized by the foundation that will explore Chicago’s art and design legacy throughout 2018. Among them is a $100,000 grant for the Center for Urban Education at DePaul University. The funds will be used to enable schools in low-income neighborhoods to visit a range of cultural organizations participating in Art Design Chicago, and provide professional development opportunities for teachers and educational materials for students.
“We are particularly excited to spearhead and support a program that will engage young people in Chicago’s long legacy of creativity and innovation,” said Amy Zinck, executive vice president of the Terra Foundation. “The exhibitions and programs of Art Design Chicago highlight the incredible diversity and accomplishments of artists and designers, who have lived and worked across Chicago’s many neighborhoods. It is equally important to support access to these programs for students, teachers, and families, and to spark engagement and dialogue about the role Chicago’s creative communities have played in shaping our city—a conversation we hope will continue well beyond next year.”
Other grant recipients include the DePaul Art Museum, in support of the upcoming exhibition “Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite 1968–1975,” and the Rebuild Foundation, for its show “A Johnson Publishing Story,” organized by Theaster Gates.