May 3, 2019 //
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Celebrating One Year of Teen Arts Pass

Celebrating one year of Teen Arts Pass, Urban Gateways and teens speak on how Chicago’s arts and culture sector can more effectively engage young audiences CHICAGO, IL (April 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 …

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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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May 3, 2018 //
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With Teen Arts Pass (TAP), Teens Experience Chicago Performances for Only $5

On May 1, 2018, Urban Gateways launched Teen Arts Pass (TAP), a program that allows young people ages 13 to 19 to experience live dance, music, theater, and more performances all around Chicago for only $5. Teens can sign up for free on the TAP website, and they will receive a digital membership card via …

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January 22, 2018 //
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Healing Arts Kits Bridge the Gap between Trauma and Healing

Chicago Packing Party Set for February 12 When: Monday, February 12, 5-7pm Where: Street Level, 1637 N Ashland Ave, Chicago Photographer provided by Urban Gateways. Press, please contact Abby Prescott at 312-445-2755 / aprescott@urbangateways.org with questions or to confirm attendance. Urban Gateways supporters can confirm attendance here. Each year, all too many Chicago youth and their …

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November 6, 2017 //

Artini 2017: Associate Board’s Party for a Cause with New Venue, New Twist

ARTINI 2017 When: Friday, November 17, 7-10pm Where: The Underground Chicago, 56 W Illinois St Tickets: Early bird (through 11/10) 1 for $50 or 2 for $90; regular pricing (11/11-11/17, online and door) $65 urbangateways.org/event/artini-2017 The cocktail party for a cause that Urban Gateways supporters know and love is back with a swanky new venue …

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June 14, 2017 //
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Urban Gateways Recommended for $25,000 Art Works Grant

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award recommendation of $25,000 to Urban Gateways for in-school teaching artist residencies across 10 …

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February 1, 2017 //
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Street-Level Youth Media Unites with Urban Gateways to Strengthen Capacity

Urban Gateways staff and Board of Directors are excited to announce that Urban Gateways has acquired Street-Level Youth Media, a revered Chicago organization that educates urban youth in media arts and emerging technologies for use in self-expression, communication, and social change. Urban Gateways is now operating the Street-Level media center at 1637 N. Ashland Avenue, continuing to …

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January 30, 2017 //
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Art for All Gala Returns to Revel for an Evening of Inspiration

When: Friday, March 10, 2017 – 6pm Where: Revel Fulton Market – 1215 W. Fulton Market Street, Chicago urbangateways.org/event/art-for-all-gala-2017 Urban Gateways is excited to announce that the annual Art for All Gala will return to Revel Fulton Market in the West Loop for the second year. This dynamic evening is expected to include 400 arts …

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December 13, 2016 //
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New NEA Funding Will Support Arts Healing Trauma

POSTED: December 13, 2016 CONTACT: Jill Potter, Director of Programs jpotter@urbangateways.org, 312-445-2751 National Endowment for the Arts to Support Urban Gateways Arts Healing Trauma Initiative Chicago arts education organization Urban Gateways is proud to announce that it has been recommended for a $90,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support its Arts …

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October 20, 2016 //
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Associate Board to Host Artini 2016 on November 18

POSTED: October 20, 2016 CONTACT: Abby Prescott, Associate Director of Development aprescott@urbangateways.org, 312-445-2755 Artini 2016: Spice up Fall with the Urban Gateways Associate Board When: Friday, November 18, 6-9pm Where: Parliament – 324 W. Chicago Ave. Tickets: Early bird (through 11/11) $50, or 2 for $90; regular pricing (11/12-11/18) $65 Tickets available here! Remember Artini? Thanks to the new Urban …

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