Supporting land conservation, artistic vitality, and regional collections for the people of the Chicago region and the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

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ADDITIONAL $2.1 MILLION IN GRANTS EXPEDITED TO SMALL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS IN CHICAGO TO PROVIDE THIRD WAVE OF COVID-19 RELIEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS PHOTO: Congo Square Theatre Company’s first rehearsal for the upcoming production of “What To Send Up When it Goes Down,” March 31-May 1, 2022 Photo by John Boehm CHICAGO [March 16, 2022]—One year after its April 2021 announcement…

What don’t you know about the place you live?

Seeking your stories, Kerri Forrest – Lowcountry Program Director – talks about Broadening Narratives at Pecha Kucha Charleston 38

Announcing 11 collections projects to be funded by Broadening Narratives grant initiative to illuminate underrepresented stories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grants total $670,000 to 11 collecting organizations and five advisory groups in Chicago and the Lowcountry of South Carolina; Grant recipients will receive a range of $20,000 to $200,000 to fund new projects. CHICAGO [Dec 8, 2021]—The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (the…

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