After a recent White House budget plan proposed to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, Crain’s Chicago Business took a look at what the elimination would mean for Chicago arts and culture. Urban Gateways was mentioned as a Chicago organization that engages urban youth through arts programs funded by the NEA. Read the article here.
Thank you to Crain’s for including us in this story; Urban Gateways is receiving NEA funding in FY17 for our Arts Healing Trauma program in partnership with UCAN (Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network) and for in-school artist residencies in Chicago Public Schools. These programs offer young Chicagoans an opportunity to inhabit the kind of creative mindset that leads to positive change for individuals and communities. We are grateful to the NEA and we urge concerned supporters to sign up for the Arts Action Fund through Americans for the Arts to stay up-to-date with NEA-related news and calls to action.