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2012 CultureAmountProject Title
About Face Theatre $25,000 Youth Theatre
Albany Park Theater Project $45,000 Youth Development Through Theater Program
American Theater Company $25,000 American Mosaic
Art Resources in Teaching $30,000 Found in Austin 2012 residency program
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University $30,000 ArtsXChange
Barrel of Monkeys Productions $25,000 In-School Programs
Black Ensemble Theater $35,000 Strengthening the School Through Theater Arts Program
Changing Worlds $35,000 Arts, Cultural and Literacy Connections
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education* $160,000 Veteran Partnership Program
Chicago Chamber Musicians $25,000 School Residency Program
Chicago Children's Choir $50,000 Choir In-School Program
Chicago Children's Theatre* $60,000 Teacher Professional Development Program
Chicago Dramatists $25,000 CPS Educational Outreach Program
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic $25,000 Jazz Alive Program
Chicago Lights $20,000 Chicago Lights Academic Success in Schools
Chicago Opera Theater $30,000 Opera for All
Chicago Sinfonietta $30,000 Education Outreach
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra* $60,000 Music Pathways
Columbia College Chicago* $140,000 Arts Integration Mentorship Project
Congo Square Theatre Company $15,000 Ensemble in Action
Court Theatre Fund $50,000 Artists-in-the-Schools Program
Facets Multimedia $45,000 Media Arts School Partnerships
Fulcrum Point New Music Project $15,000 Sound Tracks/Plus
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago* $50,000 Jazz Dance/Science & Health
Global Girls $15,000 Arts Partner in Schools
Hyde Park Art Center* $90,000 Pathways Program
Intuit $20,000 Teacher Fellowship Program
Jazz Institute of Chicago $30,000 Jazz Links
Lifeline Productions $30,000 Artists-in Residency Program
Literature for All of Us $30,000 Book Groups at Alternative High Schools
Lookingglass Theatre Company* $110,000 Lookingglass Education and Community Programs
Marwen $60,000 Studio Programs
Merit School of Music* $110,000 Instrumental Music Program
Muntu Dance Theatre $30,000 Arts for Community Empowerment Program
Museum of Contemporary Art $75,000 Contemporary Art, Contemporary Educators
Music of the Baroque $30,000 Strong Voices
Natya Dance Theatre $15,000 CPS Residencies
Northeastern Illinois University $40,000 Studio Thinking and American Art Project
Northwestern Univ. Settlement Assn. $35,000 Neighborhood Bridges
Old Town School of Folk Music $65,000 Artist-in-Residence Youth Outreach Program
People's Music School* $80,000 Core Youth Program
Puerto Rican Arts Alliance $25,000 Taino Project
Redmoon Theater $25,000 Neighborhood Arts Program
Rock For Kids $15,000 CPS Music Education Program
Snow City Arts Foundation $30,000 Stroger Hospital Program
South Chicago Art Center $20,000 Street SmARTS Program
Steppenwolf Theatre Company $70,000 Steppenwolf for Young Adults
Storycatchers Theatre $25,000 Teens Together
Street-Level Youth Media $30,000 Schools Program
TimeLine Theatre Company* $40,000 The Living History Program
Victory Gardens Theater $40,000 Arts Education Programming