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NEA supports dozens of Chicago arts organizations
2020-02-14

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National Endowment for the Arts ( NEA ) Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced that organizations in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round of fiscal year 2020 funding.

Overall, 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million will provide people and organizations opportunities for arts participation, and this year include projects that celebrate the Women's Suffrage Centennial.

The Chicago organizations that are grant recipients include 3Arts, Inc. ( $15,000 ); American Indian Center, Inc. ( $10,000 ); Art Institute of Chicago ( on behalf of Gene Siskel Film Center ) ( $20,000 ); Art Institute of Chicago ( on behalf of Video Data Bank ) ( $20,000 ); Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project ( aka ACRE ) ( $10,000 ); Arts of Life, Inc. ( $20,000 ); Assitej/USA, Incorporated ( aka Theatre for Young Audiences USA ) ( $40,000 ); Association of Architecture Organizations, Inc. ( $20,000 ); Chicago A Cappella ( $10,000 ); and the Chicago Architecture Foundation ( $35,000 )

They also include the Chicago Children's Choir ( $40,000 ); the Chicago Human Rhythm Project ( $25,000 ); the Chicago International Film Festival Inc. Cinema-Chicago ( $25,000 ); the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic ( $15,000 ); the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance ( $15,000 ); the Chicago Opera Theater ( $25,000 ); the Chicago Sinfonietta, Inc. ( $20,000 ); the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ( $60,000 ); the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ( on behalf of Civic Orchestra of Chicago ) ( $45,000 ); the Chicago Theatre Group, Inc. ( aka Goodman Theatre ) ( $25,000 ); and Columbia College Chicago ( $25,000 ).

In addition, there are Facets Multimedia Incorporated ( $25,000 ); Fifth House Ensemble ( aka 5HE ) ( $20,000 ); Full Spectrum Features NFP ( $10,000 ); Hyde Park Art Center ( $35,000 ); the Hyde Park Jazz Festival ( $20,000 ); the Illinois Arts Alliance ( aka Arts Alliance Illinois ) ( $25,000 ); Ingenuity Incorporated Chicago ( aka Ingenuity ) ( $100,000 ); the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago ( $20,000 ); the International Music Foundation ( $20,000 ); Joffrey Ballet ( $10,000 ); Lyric Opera of Chicago ( $65,000 ); Maplewood Housing for the Visually Impaired ( aka Friedman Place ) ( $10,000 ); the National Indo-American Museum ( $20,000 ); and New Music Chicago ( $20,000 ).

Pegasus Theatre Chicago ( $15,000 ); Puerto Rican Arts Alliance ( $15,000 ); Skyart NFP ( aka SkyART ) ( $35,000 ); Snow City Arts Foundation ( $30,000 ); Sones de Mexico Ensemble ( $20,000 ); Steppenwolf Theatre Company ( $50,000 ); Storycatchers Theatre ( $50,000 ); Territory NFP ( $15,000 ); TimeLine Theatre Company ( $15,000 ); University of Chicago ( $20,000 ); and Victory Gardens Theater ( $20,000 ) round out the city's recipients.


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