Grantee Profile

Hyde Park Art Center

Grants to Hyde Park Art Center

  • $625,000

    2015 (Duration 4 years)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Hyde Park Art Center, founded in 1939, provides visual arts activities, including classes, exhibitions, lectures, and discussions, to Hyde Park and surrounding South Side community residents of all ages. The Hyde Park Art Center is one of the nation’s leading community art centers, providing classes for the community and showcasing Chicago’s emerging contemporary artists. A MacArthur Award recognizes organizations that have excellent programs, that are well-managed, and that are at an inflection point, where they are likely to grow either in size or influence. Hyde Park Art Center will allocate most of its award to a cash reserve; a smaller portion will support activities related to broadening access to the Art Center.

  • $40,000

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Hyde Park Art Center is an exhibition, education, and collaboration organization in Hyde Park whose mission is to sustain the visual arts in Chicago by supporting new and established artists. It offers classes, exhibitions, and events for the public. This funding is recommended in support of the Hyde Park Art Center's exchange with France's Regional Centre of Photography. The goal of the exchange is to enable artists from Chicago and France to create new film or photographic artwork outside of their own country, which will be exhibited in both countries following completion of the exchange. This grant funds direct project expenses: travel, accommodations, artistic materials, artist and studio fees, administration, documentation, and marketing. It is recommended as part of the International Connections Fund.

  • $50,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To plan and implement an earned income strategy for a new facility.

  • $12,500

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support Howl, a community arts celebration of the millennium.

  • $30,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Hyde Park Art Center $757,500 between 1978 and 2017.

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