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SkyART

Chicago, Illinois

Grants

2024 (3 years)
$240,000

Established in 2001, SkyART provides free visual arts programs for youth on the South and West sides of Chicago. In addition to classes in its South Chicago studios, SkyART offers arts integration in elementary and high school classrooms and after-school programs in partnership with more than 20 libraries, nonprofits, and other organizations. Its Just-Us program serves youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system. Its Project Impact program provides free art therapy to youth ages seven to 24. Originally based on the South Side, SkyART expanded its services to Chicago’s West Side with the opening of an 8,000-square-foot studio serving the Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, and Austin communities. This award provides general operating support to SkyART in the Culture, Equity, and the Arts area of the Chicago Commitment strategy.

2022 ( 5 months)
$10,000

Established in 2001, SkyART provides free visual arts programs for youth on the south side of Chicago. In addition to classes in its South Chicago studios, SkyART offers arts integration in elementary and high school classrooms and after-school programs in partnership with libraries, nonprofits, and other organizations for more than 1,000 students per week. With this award, SkyART convenes a series of public events in conjunction with a visual art exhibition by and about youth affected by the juvenile justice system.

2017 (2 years 2 months)
$50,000

Established in 2001, SkyART provides free visual arts programs to youth on the south side of Chicago. In addition to classes in its South Chicago studios, SkyART offers arts integration in elementary and high school classrooms and after-school art programs in partnership with libraries, non-profit, and other organizations for over 1,000 students per week. This International Connections Fund award links staff and students from Chicago-based SkyART with a K-12 school in Mexico City to collaboratively create cross-cultural, visual art.