May 24, 2019 //
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Celebrating One Year of Teen Arts Pass

Celebrating one year of Teen Arts Pass, Urban Gateways plans for the program’s next chapter CHICAGO, IL (May 30, 2019) – Teen Arts Pass (TAP) launched in May 2018 to expand arts participation and equity for Chicago youth. With over 6,000 members and 26 arts partners to date, the program has made leaps and bounds …

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May 16, 2019 //
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NEA Supports Street Level Programs

Urban Gateways to Receive $15,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for Street Level Programs CHICAGO, IL (May 15, 2019) – National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. …

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March 7, 2019 //
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Institutional Giving Coordinator

Our mission at Urban Gateways is to engage young people in arts experiences to inspire creativity and impact social change. Urban Gateways remains a catalyst for creative youth voices in our city through multiple initiatives built with a broad network of local and national partnerships. Growth and innovation are the themes in the current strategic …

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January 16, 2019 //

Teen Arts Pass Builds an Influential Audience Segment for Chicago: Teenagers

Teen Arts Pass invests in young people to foster future arts engagement today. CHICAGO, IL (January 10, 2019) – 25 Chicago arts institutions have joined up with Urban Gateways’ Teen Arts Pass (TAP) to build unparalleled access and equity for youth participation in the arts. The permanent and ongoing initiative makes tickets to live arts …

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January 9, 2019 //
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Media Relations Support

Urban Gateways is requesting proposals for Media Relations Support. We are seeking someone to help us increase our visibility for constituents including donors & funders, program partners, and teens & young adults age 13-24. Work to be completed between February and December 2019, with a total project budget of $5,000. See the full RFP below; …

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August 22, 2018 //
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Rhythm Inside/Out – Belding Elementary

Great performance. Teachers were impressed with how much fun the performance was and students left the show smiling and dancing.

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Heartbeat of Japan – Central Road Elementary

Students and staff loved Heartbeat of Japan! It was a very exciting performance, and the kids were enthralled throughout the entire show. The amount of educational information in between songs was just right. The kids loved learning the dance at the end of the performance. The audience participation was great! We were hoping for a …

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Game of Warriors – LaSalle II Elementary

Great show, audience participation – appreciate the versatility of grade level engagement!

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Game of Warriors – Country Meadows Montessori

The Brazilian performers were amazing. They were talented and extremely personable. Throughout their show they invited our children up with them to dance. It was wonderful. Highly recommend them for performances with school-aged children.

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Flamenco – Nathan Davis Elementary

The performance was great. Especially at the end where students got to [go] on stage and dance flamenco. All the students were engaged.

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