2017 • 4 years • Chicago Commitment
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 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
To support a transition plan for program and facility expansion.