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2014 PHA

We are proud to announce that Jay Franke and David Herro have been named the 2014 recipients of our Public Humanities Award. Read more about how their leadership has enlivened Chicago's cultural community, and join us May 20, 2014!

GR Award

We are delighted to announce the nine projects that have received funding from our latest Community Grants cycle. Find out what activities in your area we are proud to be supporting, and note the next grants deadline of April 15!

TPS Event

Bringing people together to share their stories and ideas is at the heart of what we do. We're launching a new storytelling series April 18 in Chicago, and beginning with funny, adventurous tales about the things that go into mouths and the ideas that come out.


Enjoy the first few segments of our Southern Illinois Wonders series, an original new series by us and WSIU Radio on the history, art, culture, and other wonders of southern Illinois.


This past weekend we visited the Union County Musem's Hometown Teams exhibition, and were blown away by the photos, stories, and efforts by the local community. View photos from our trip, and plan your own road trip to visit the exhibit, which runs through April 13.
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