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WTTW Channel 11Window to the World Communications

Chicago, Illinois
www.wttw.com

WTTW Channel 11Window to the World Communications was awarded $12,020,000 between 1979 and 2016, including 28 grants in Chicago Commitment and Journalism & Media.

$625,000

2016 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW) is a cultural information, education, and entertainment resource that offers programs on four channels: WTTW11, WTTWPrime, Create (a how-to channel), and V-me (Spanish language channel). Its programs feature local, national, and international arts, nature, science, and public affairs; they also include extensive children’s programs that reach an average of 35,000 young viewers a day. Chicago’s largest public television station, WTTW produces more original local programming than any other public television station in the country. WTTW reaches a diverse audience of 3.5 million per month across a four-state region and is among the most highly rated public television stations. The organization also operates a website, www.wttw.com, where it offers access to its programs and expanded content. Over the next five years, the organization will focus on creating new content and expanding outreach to viewers. This award recommends new general operating support to WTTW.

$150,000

2014 • 2 years • Journalism & Media

WTTW Channel 11 Window to the World Communications will produce Count Me In, a documentary directed by Ines Sommer that examines participatory budgeting in Chicago, the first U.S. city to adopt the practice. Working in collaboration with elected officials, the process allows residents to propose and cast a binding vote for publicly funded projects in their community. The documentary follows ordinary Chicagoans who take part in the process to explore themes of governance, citizen participation, and the possibilities and limits of this form of direct democracy.

$50,000

2014 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of an artistic exchange with New Zealand. The product of the exchange is an original 13-part radio series of documentaries and podcasts that explore the influence of indigenous cultures and folk traditions on classical and contemporary music.

$500,000

2011 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$500,000

2010 • 2 years • Journalism & Media

In support of the Chicago News Cooperative (over two years).

$500,000

2009 • 9 months • Journalism & Media

In support of the Chicago News Cooperative.

$500,000

2006 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$240,000

2003 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over three years).

$500,000

2002 • 1 year, 11 months

To support the Campaign for Network Chicago, to fund facilities and special projects (over two years).

$75,000

2001 • 11 months • Chicago Commitment

To expand coverage of youth arts, arts education, and community arts on "Artbeat Chicago."

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