Grants 2009

The Harper Court Arts Council issued grants in 2009 totaling $191,000. Awards included approximately $96,000 in support of community business and economic development and $95,000 in support of arts and culture programs.


Chicago Chorale
Supports the Chicago Chorale’s tenth anniversary season 2010-2011, Celebrating Our Roots, Looking to Our Future.

Chicago Public Art Group

Supports the Eccentric Hyde Park public art project that will produce a series of mosaic panels for installation in the 57th Street pedestrian underpass of Lake Shore Drive.

Department of Music/University Research Administration

CONNECT education program for 3,000 disadvantaged elementary school students and their teachers at five Chicago public elementary schools on the South Side during the 2009/2010 academic year.

DuSable Museum of African American History

Supports the King Day Celebration program, an annual tribute in film/documentary screenings and performances celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Experimental Station

Supports the 61st Street Market program.

The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Inc.

Supports the March 2010 production of The Mikado.

Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture

Supports the 2010 Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

Hyde Park Art Center

Supports family program series, a set of monthly free drop-in art-making programs designed by and for south side families.

Hyde Park School of Dance

Supports community outreach activities consisting of scholarships, after-school training in public elementary schools, and free and low-cost public performances.

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

Supports Arts for Community Empowerment (ACE) programs for arts education for youth in grades K-12, as well as programs for parents, teachers and the broader community.

Neighborhood Writing Alliance

Supports writing workshops for adults in Hyde Park-Kenwood.

Oriental Institute/University Research Administration

Supports the Young Archaeologists Project – museum/schools outreach program for four Hyde Park/Kenwood public schools with underserved populations.

Quad Communities Development Corporation

Supports the Bronzeville Community Market.

The Renaissance Society

Supports a solo exhibition of Chicago-based photographer Anna Shteynsleyger and its accompanying education programs and publications.

South Side Community Art Center

Supports the educational outreach component of “Off The Wall & Onto The Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green.”