Illustration by Olivia Abeyta
The Evanston Arts Council will fund 20 local artists, art organizations and community art groups, awarding $70,000 in grants.
The Cultural Fund Grant recipients range from Claudia Renteria, who works with local organization Evanston Latinos to promote Latin artiststo Chicago chamber music group Crossing Borders Music.
The grant, which was open for applications from February through April, seeks to promote artists who identified as Black, Indigenous and people of color by building community and providing equitable access to the arts.
More than 80 percent of the awards were granted to BIPOC recipients or programs that serve underprivileged populations, according to the Evanston Arts Council’s Wednesday news release.
The funding for the grants comes from the city, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council.
Here is a full list of grant recipients and how much money they received.
Open Studio Project
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
Crossing Borders Music
Music Institute of Chicago
The Actors High School
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Melissa Raman Molitor
Yeefah Thurman and Lisa Reitman
Piven Theater Workshop
Evanston Art Center
Evanston Symphony Orchestra Association
Haitian Community Organization
Evanston In-School Music Association
The Musical Offering
North Shore Choral Society
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