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Hyde Park Art Center Receives 2016 MacArthur Award

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Feb 22, 2016

Hyde Park Art Center, along with 13 other exemplary Chicago arts organizations, was awarded a 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, presented by the MacArthur Foundation. The award, which recognizes exceptional nonprofit organizations that are engaged in the foundation’s core fields of work and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with $200,000 to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget.

According to the MacArthur Foundation, Hyde Park Art Center “is one of the nation’s leading community art centers and a model for how an institution can develop its city’s artists while remaining accessible and relevant to the community.” Furthermore, “the Art Center fills critical program gaps to enable artists to grow, develop, and take risks. Its focus on providing exhibition space, artist residencies, and professional development for emerging contemporary artists is a rare resource in Chicago.”

Hyde Park will use its $625,000 MacArthur Award to supplement its cash reserve and broaden access to its resources through technology tools.

Read more about  the award here.

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