Grants 2013

The Harper Court Arts Council issued grants in 2013 totaling $90,400.


Chicago Children's Choir

To support the Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir (HPNC) which provides singers, ages 8-16, from Hyde Park and the surrounding community with intensive, globally-focused music education in twice-weekly after-school rehearsals at First Unitarian Church.

Chicago Chorale

Support funding to present its educational efforts, including pre-concert lecturers, open rehearsals & study guides; and for a new outreach initiative that will distribute free tickets to its Hyde Park concerts.

Court Theatre

Support for Arts Access for All program which seeks to provide critical arts education resources to classrooms for nearly 500 local students & provide opportunities for nearly 4,000 Chicagoland students to come to the Hyde Park/Kenwood neighborhoods & experience live theater at Court's student matinees.

Experimental Station

To support funding for the 61st Street Farmers Market program associated with the Market's management, administration, and operation.

Facets Multi-Media, Inc.

To support the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts to provide area school students in Hyde Park with free programming: film screenings, workshops, and educational events.

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Co., Inc. 

In conjunction with the University of Chicago Department of Music - production of H.M.S. Penafore.  Cast & crew consist of aspiring Chicago area talent with many from the H.P. community including staff, faculty, and students from the University. Plays to a live audience of over 1,400 & produces a DVD which is aired on CAN TV.

Hyde Park Art Center

To support Pathways - the arts education outreach program designed to leverage the Art Center's unique blend of programming to close critical gaps in arts learning for underserved students in H.P./Kenwood neighborhoods that have experienced historic disinvestment in arts education.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Support to help underwrite the artist fees on the Festival's 13+ venues.  Support allows the Festival to include community organizations as presenting spaces in the Festival - thus, visibility of community organizations with audiences, increased attendance, and brings diversity to the Festival presenting model.

Hyde Park School of Dance

Support for its community outreach activities, which consist of scholarships based on financial need, after-school training in public elementary schools, & free & low cost public performances.

Hyde Park Youth Symphony

Support for Resident Composer & Resident Ensemble programs by retaining a composer to create a piece for HPYS to perform, & by arranging for an ensemble of professional musicians to work with HPYS members to prepare for an ensemble presentation and perform at that event.

The Smart Museum of Art University of Chicago

Support for a series of family-oriented art programs which will serve approximately 1,000 individuals living in the Hyde Park & Kenwood neighborhoods, as well as the wider Chicago area.

Sue Duncan Children's Center

Support for the Artistic Programming as part of the Center's ongoing effort to fill a significant void in the artistic opportunities available to its students. Funding will specifically be used toward expenses related to the Center's partnership with the Chicago Wisdom Project.