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Stories
February 20, 2024
IFF’s Vickie Lakes-Battle Joins City Club of Chicago Panel Discussion About the Role of the Humanities in Community and Economic Development
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February 16, 2024
WGN Radio: The Humanities’ Impact – Fostering Economic Development in Chicago and Beyond
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Stories
January 23, 2024
Investing in Chicago’s West Side, One Young Person at a Time: Q&A with MAAFA Redemption Project’s Marshall Hatch, Jr.
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January 12, 2024
Enterprise Podcast Network: Preserving BIPOC-Led and Focused Arts and Culture in Chicago
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January 01, 2024
Twin Cities Art Reader: HUGE Improv Theater’s Forever Home and Winter Season
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Stories
December 01, 2023
November 2023 Loan Round-up
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Thought Leadership
November 08, 2023
Organizational Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Must Begin with Intentionality
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November 01, 2023
October 2023 Loan Round-up
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October 26, 2023
Crain’s Chicago Business: Opinion: The Business Survival Case for Arming Arts Leaders with Financial Tools and Resources
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Stories
October 25, 2023
HUGE Improv Theater Bounces Back in the Twin Cities
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October 01, 2023
September 2023 Loan Round-up
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September 25, 2023
A New Community Hub Helps Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton Neighborhood Pivot Toward a Fresh Start
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A view inside Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, in Chicago, showing an exhibition featuring the work of celebrated artist Henry Darger.
September 21, 2023
Reimagining What a Modern Museum Can Be: A Conversation with ACLF Participant Debra Kerr, President and CEO of Intuit
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September 18, 2023
Star Tribune: Huge Improv Theater Set to Move into its Own Building for the First Time in its History
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Stories
September 01, 2023
August 2023 Loan Round-up
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August 01, 2023
July 2023 Loan Round-up
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July 01, 2023
June 2023 Loan Round-up
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June 07, 2023
Stronger Nonprofits Initiative: Five Years of Investment and Impact
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June 01, 2023
May 2023 Loan Round-up
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May 22, 2023
Supporting a Broad Range of Chicago’s Dance Artists: A Conversation with ACLF Program Participant Joanna Furnans, Executive Director of Chicago Dancemakers Forum
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April 24, 2023
Navigating ‘an Incredible Time of Transition’: A Conversation with ACLF Program Participant Jeannie Lukow, Executive Director of Porchlight Music Theatre
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April 01, 2023
March 2023 Loan Round-up
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February 21, 2023
Long-term Partnership with IFF Sees Chicago Arts Nonprofit Through Multiple Phases of Growth to First Owned Facility
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January 19, 2023
Arts and Culture Community Celebrates Chicago’s Cultural Treasures as Initiative Embarks on Its Next Phase
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Stories
January 01, 2023
December 2022 Loan Round-up
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Press
November 23, 2022
Press Release: 40 BIPOC-led Arts & Culture Organizations from Across Chicago Come Together as Chicago’s Cultural Treasures Grantees
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Stories
November 11, 2022
October 2022 Loan Round-up
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October 26, 2022
Much Ado About Something New: Detroit Public Theatre’s Performance Space in Midtown
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October 01, 2022
September 2022 Loan Round-up
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An architect's rendering of the interior of the AMPED Innovation Center
September 23, 2022
$6 Million Rehab of Historic Facility Drives Change in Louisville’s West End
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