Evanston Arts Council Announces Culture Fund Grant Recipients
The Evanston Arts Council will fund 20 local artists, arts organizations and community arts groups, providing $70,000 in grants.
Recipients of Cultural Fund grants range from Claudia Renteria, who works with the local organization Evanston Latinos to promote latin artiststo the Chicago Crossing Borders Music chamber music group.
The grant, open for applications from February to April, aims to promote artists who have identified as Black, Indigenous and of color by building community and providing equitable access to the arts.
More than 80% of the awards went to BIPOC recipients or programs that serve disadvantaged populations, according to Wednesday’s press release from the Evanston Arts Council.
Funding for the grants comes from the city, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council.
Here is a complete list of grant recipients and the amount of money they received.
Open studio project
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theater
Crossing Borders Music
Chicago Institute of Music
The actors’ gymnasium
Mitchell Museum of American Indians
Melissa Raman Molitor
Yeefah Thurman and Lisa Reitman
Piven Theater Workshop
Evanston Art Center
Evanston Symphony Orchestra Association
Haitian community organization
Evanston School Music Association
The musical offering
North Shore Choral Society
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