Grants 2010

The Harper Court Arts Council issued grants in 2010 totaling $188,800. Awards included support of community business and economic development, arts and cultural programs.


57th Street Children's Book Fair

Organization and Enhancement Project to professionalize the organization, generate new book-related activities and performances, and encourage the ongoing participation of independent booksellers.


Supports the participatory community engagement process of designing a Barrier-Free Wellness Garden, a new community asset which will serve elderly and disabled residents of all ages in Hyde Park, Washington Park, and adjacent communities.

Chicago Children's Choir

To support the Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir (HPNC).

Chicago Chorale

To support the choir's website redesign and physical in-house equipment.

Chicago Public Art Group

Supports “Eccentric Hyde Park”, mosaic panels that will be installed on the Southern pedestrian underpass by 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive as part of a large over-arching project, that will work with a Retirement Community and its residents to research ideas, design templates, and fabricate 45 square feet of panels.

Court Theatre

To support its “Arts Access for All” initiative.

DuSable Museum of African American History

Supports the King Day Celebration program, an annual tribute in film, performances and tributes commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Experimental Station

Supports the 61st Street Farmers Market program and Blackstone Bicycle Works, the community bike shop and youth education program.

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, Inc.

Supports the March 2011 production of The Socerer.

Hyde Park Art Center

Supports the Teen and Family Program Series, a set of monthly free drop-in-art-making programs designed by and for south side families.

Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture

Supports the 2011 Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

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.

Hyde Park Youth Symphony

To support the Symphony’s Resident Ensemble and Resident Composer Programs.

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

Supports the Arts for Community Empowerment (ACE) Program which provides experiences in the arts through after-school residences, workshops and ensemble performances for youth, teachers and parents.

Neighborhood Writing Alliance

To support workshops at the Hall Branch Library and the King Branch Library to engage adults residents of Kenwood and Hyde Park - focusing on the theme, Key Ingredients: Stories on Food and Tradition.

Quad Communities Development Corporation

Supports the Bronzeville Community Market.

The Renaissance Society

Supports the solo exhibition of Chicago-based artist William O’Brien and The Society’s accompanying education programs and publications.

Smart Museum of Art

Supports fifteen free, drop-in family art programs that will serve approximately 2,300 individuals living in the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods, as well as a wider Chicago area.

University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program

Supports the students of the University of Chicago Collegiate Progam in partnership with Emmitt Till Math & Science Academy that will create an art mosaic project which will be installed in “The Children of Woodlawn Garden” on a vacant lot located on the corner of Marquette Road and 65th and Ingleside Avenue.