September 25, 2019 //
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Arts Alliance Illinois Features Urban Gateways in Member Spotlight

Thanks so much to Arts Alliance Illinois for taking the time to speak with Urban Gateways CEO Eric Delli Bovi and shine a light on our programs in their September Member Spotlight! We’re proud to have an impactful arts advocacy group like Arts Alliance Illinois operating in our state. Check out the Member Spotlight here …

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June 17, 2019 //
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Street Level Youth Participant Interviewed on WGN

Jakari, a youth participant in Street Level media arts programs, was recently featured on WGN News alongside Covenant House Illinois CEO Cheryl Hamilton to share his story. Check it out below, and thanks to Covenant House for their vital work in support of Chicago youth experiencing homelessness. Listen to the segment here >> Jakari mentions …

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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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March 10, 2019 //
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Former Urban Gateways Artists Celebrate International Women’s Day

Painter and activist Peggy Lipschutz and Chicago folk musician Rebecca Armstrong first teamed up in 1978 as touring artists with Urban Gateways, performing a show called “Songs You Can See.” For International Women’s Day 2019, they were together again at the Block Museum of Art for a talk titled “The Arts as Tools of Social …

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November 25, 2018 //
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Reflecting on 20 Years of Chicago Improv Festival

WBEZ interviewed Chicago Improv Festival co-founder Jonathan Pitts and festival board member David Fink in November 2018, reflecting on the festival and improv’s deep Chicago roots as CIF hangs up its mic after nearly 20 years. Chicago Improv Productions is a long-time Urban Gateways touring group; Jonathan Pitts speaks about their education outreach programs with …

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September 1, 2018 //
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Voyage Chicago Highlights Urban Gateways

Big thanks to Voyage Chicago for highlighting Urban Gateways arts programs in a blog entry and interview on August 28, 2018! Read more here >>  

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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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Street Level Skills Meet Britannica Experience

Check out this article from Britannica Digital Learning published in July 2018, when teens and young adults from Street Level visited Britannica Headquarters in downtown Chicago for a free, half-day media skills workshop. Read More >>

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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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