Please Note: In an effort to keep young people, partners, artists, and everyone else we work with safe & healthy, we are not currently offering in-person programs.

We look forward to sharing the arts in person again once it’s safe to gather! Below you’ll find information about our in-person program offerings – and you can learn about our current virtual program offerings right here.


Urban Gateways programs are led by professional artists in dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts.

By connecting Chicago-area youth, their teachers, families, and communities with professional artists, we encourage creative expression as a vital component for inspired lives, vibrant environments, and lasting social change.

Programs Include:
Residencies
Performances
Workshops
Immersion Workshops
Professional Development
Street Level
Teen Arts Pass (TAP)

While we’re not currently taking requests for in-person programs, we welcome you to explore and to reach out to [email protected] with any questions. You can also check out our 2019-2020 Program Guide for an overview of all Urban Gateways in-person programs.