October 26, 2022 //

Urban Gateways Announces Leslé Honoré as new CEO

CHICAGO, IL (October 26, 2022) – The Urban Gateways Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Leslé Honoré as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer as of …

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June 13, 2022 //

avery r. young, Urban Gateways Teaching Artist honored with $50,000 grant

“Surprise.” “Amazing.” “Fantastic.” “So exciting.” All are words used by some of the 10 recipients of the Field Foundation’s Leaders for a New Chicago award, announced Tuesday by the foundation, …

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June 8, 2022 //

avery r. young honored as a 2022 Leader of a New Chicago

Left: Teaching Artist avery r. young engages young people in a Theater Residency program at St. Viator Elementary School, 2019; Center: avery r. young; Right: avery r. young accepts the …

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May 20, 2022 //

NEA gives more than $2 million to Illinois and Chicago arts organizations

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced 52 grants to Chicago and Illinois organizations totally $2,172,510. Urban Gateways has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award …

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May 18, 2022 //
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$20,000 Grant from the NEA for Street Level Media Arts

CHICAGO, IL (May 18, 2022) – The National Endowment for the Arts has announced 52 grants to Chicago and Illinois organizations totally $2,172,510. Urban Gateways has been approved for a …

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February 28, 2022 //
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Urban Gateways receives social equity funding from Voqal

Voqal recently announced grants for 15 organizations “working to create a more socially and racially equitable world through the advancement of progressive policies, community organizing, and a diverse media landscape.” …

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June 14, 2021 //
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ART & Speaker Series featured on WTTW

On June 8, WTTW (Chicago Channel 11) aired a segment featuring hair braiding artist Mo G and shining a light on Urban Gateways’ ART & Speaker Series, which included Mo …

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February 26, 2021 //

Chicago Citizen Newspaper spotlights ART & Storytelling

On Wednesday, February 24, the Chicago Citizen Newspaper featured Urban Gateways’ ART & Storytelling event on the cover of their South End issue. You’ll see natural hair artist Mo G …

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June 20, 2020 //
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“How Arts Organizations in Chicago Are Challenging Systemic Racism”

WTTW and Chicago Tonight recently aired this segment focusing on how Chicago arts organizations are responding to the push for anti-racist transformation. Urban Gateways Strategic Engagement Manager Keyana Marshall joined …

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May 3, 2020 //
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Voqal Blog Features Street Level

We love this April 30, 2020 blog post by Voqal featuring Street Level (our youth media arts center) and the work our staff, artists, and young people are doing to …

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