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Together We Heal Grants

Managed by Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

Data last updated on Aug 23, 2023

Together We Heal, a journey towards racial healing and transformation, was developed in 2020. Chicagoans wanted to know how the city could heal from recent events such as the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Latinx communities and the civil unrest in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. This initiative led to a broader conversation on how the city can heal from historical injustices.

Together We Heal Creative Place ​​funds artists and community-based organizations for medium and large-scale creative place-keeping projects in low and moderate income Chicago neighborhoods, in alignment with the Year of Healing pillars: Reflect on Our Past, Reclaim Our Present, Reimagine Our Future. From January 2023 to December 2024, artists and community organizations working in partnerships with civic agencies and local businesses will identify priorities that strengthen the economic, physical, and/or social needs and visions of neighborhood or place. These priorities will inform the development of multi-year projects that promote dialogue and connection; activate shared spaces; beautify communities; and celebrate local cultural richness.

The Creative Place Program encourages projects that leverage the creative potential already present and build upon the existing work happening in the community. Projects feature multiple artistic disciplines, including architecture, dance, film, music, performance art, photography, public art, and theater. They will energize public spaces and invite residents to interact through dialogues, activations, or creative problem-solving. All project work and programming will be free to the public.

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