Chicago’s Hyde Park Art Center is the recipient of a $50,000 Joyce Foundation Award it was announced Tuesday. The grant is one of four awarded to fund collaborations between artists of color and arts and cultural organizations in Chicago, Cleveland and Minneapolis.
The Chicago grant will serve to commission new work from visual artist Faheem Majeed to create a monumental work of art celebrating the history and legacy of Bronzeville’s South Side Community Art Center, which opened its doors in 1940.
According to the official announcement, the grants will develop works that “engage, educate and challenge while celebrating the diversity in their local communities. This year’s Joyce Awards projects will take an important look at the themes of heritage, history and resilience.”
”For 16 years, the Joyce Awards have celebrated diverse artistic talents and engaged communities throughout the Great Lakes region in vibrant conversations about the arts,” said Ellen Alberding, president of the Joyce Foundation in a statement. “Each year, we are incredibly impressed by the caliber of submissions and are thrilled to help make the vision of these artists a reality.”
The other award recipients in the Great Lakes region announced Tuesday are the Twelve Literary Arts in Cleveland; the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
To date, the Joyce Awards have granted $3.7 million to commission 69 new works connecting artists with cultural organizations throughout the Great Lakes region.