Little Black Pearl Workshop
Grants to Little Black Pearl Workshop
2017 (Duration 4 years)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Little Black Pearl Workshop is an arts and education facility serving the Bronzeville, Kenwood/Oakland, Hyde Park, and Woodlawn neighborhoods on Chicago’s south side. Its 40,000-square-foot cultural arts center provides courses and production space for arts, culture, and entrepreneurship to youth, adults, and families through after-school and evening programs. It operates the Little Black Pearl Art and Design Academy, a high school with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. This institutional support award enables Little Black Pearl to develop and execute a strategic plan, expand staff capacity, promote leaders of color in the Chicago arts community, and upgrade its technology.
2001 (Inactive Grant)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a transition plan for program and facility expansion.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Little Black Pearl Workshop $1,075,000 between 1978 and 2018.
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Sandra Cisneros , 1995 MacArthur Fellow
Kerry James Marshall , 1997 MacArthur Fellow
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