June 4, 2019 //
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Teen Arts Pass Featured on “After Hours with Rick Kogan”

On Sunday, June 2, Urban Gateways President & CEO Eric Delli Bovi joined Rick Kogan on his WGN Radio show to discuss the Teen Arts Pass (TAP) program, the importance of giving young people agency to explore the arts in their city, plus other Urban Gateways programs and happenings. Our thanks to Rick and WGN …

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August 1, 2018 //

WFMT Talks TAP

Teen Arts Pass (TAP) in the news yet again! Michael San Gabino of WFMT took the time to chat with Tarah Durnbaugh, Urban Gateways Performance Programs Manager, about the newest Urban Gateways initiative that allows teens to access live dance, music, and theater all over Chicago for a ticket price of just $5. Thanks to …

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June 25, 2018 //

Teen Arts Pass on Chicago Tonight

In June Urban Gateways Executive Director Eric Delli Bovi and Teen Arts Pass (TAP) 2017-18 Teen Council members Deven and Ida joined Carol Marin on Chicago Tonight to talk about the new initiative that gives teens access to $5 tickets to see live dance, music, and theater all around Chicago. Thanks to WTTW and Chicago …

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June 22, 2018 //

Unwavering Motivation: Victoria Martinez

Check out this inspiring article on Sixty Inches From Center about Urban Gateways teaching artist Victoria Martinez and how she is using her artistic practice to make a mark on her home neighborhood of Pilsen. The article features Victoria’s work with Pickard Elementary as part of her Traveling Minds program with Urban Gateways, where she …

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June 20, 2018 //

TAP and Arts Exposure: “More Than Feeling Fancy”

We love this Teen Arts Pass (TAP) feature on the blog of Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, which discusses the new Urban Gateways initiative and the impact it’s already having on young Chicagoans. TAP allows teens to experience live arts performances all around Chicago for only $5. The blog features 2017-18 TAP Teen Council …

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June 2, 2018 //

Teen Arts Pass on Good Day Chicago

Urban Gateways Executive Director Eric Delli Bovi, plus Teen Arts Pass (TAP) 2017-18 Teen Council members Jamani and Isabel, hung out with Sally Schulze on Good Day Chicago’s June 2 show to tell the city all about TAP. The newest Urban Gateways initiative allows teens to access $5 tickets to live dance, music, and theater …

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June 1, 2018 //

Staff Member Tarah Durnbaugh Announced as 2018 CAELI Participant

The Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI) through the National Guild for Community Arts Education is a rigorous leadership development program in which Urban Gateways Director of Programs Jill Potter has previously participated – and this year we’re thrilled that Tarah Durnbaugh, Performance Programs Manager, has been selected to the class of 2018! Tarah is …

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May 10, 2018 //

ABC 7 Chicago Features TAP Launch

Teen Arts Pass (TAP), Urban Gateways’ newest initiative which allows teens to access live arts performances all around Chicago for only $5, launched just a few days ago; ABC 7 Chicago picked up the story with this article. The ABC piece discusses how TAP was developed with the input of local teens, highlights celebratory launch …

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March 2, 2018 //
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Chicago Citizen Covers “Amazing Africa” Performance

On February 21, Urban Gateways touring group Ayodele performed their show “Amazing Africa” at the Garfield Park Conservatory in honor of Black History Month. This show features traditional West African dance, drumming, attire, and proverbs that share messages of unity and empowerment. It’s an incredible performance and we’re glad patrons and families got to experience …

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December 19, 2017 //
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Dee Dee Pacheco Selected for Multicultural Leadership Academy

We are thrilled to share the news that Dee Dee Pacheco, Urban Gateways Program Manager for Residency & Special Projects, has been selected to participate in Latino Policy Forum’s 2018 Multicultural Leadership Academy. The Academy, now in its second year, encourages intercultural collaboration and collaborative social action between Latinos and African Americans in Illinois. It …

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