Enrich Chicago Programs

Enrich Chicago sponsors quarterly anti-racism workshops with leading national training organizations for arts leaders throughout Chicago. These intensive workshops provide participants with a framework for understanding systemic racism and it’s historic and contemporary manifestations in the United States and within the arts sector in particular. In addition to these sessions, Enrich Chicago offers community spaces for continued learning and anti-racism organizing. 

Learn more about our workshops.

ARTS Admin pathways

Enrich Chicago partners with the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) to sponsor an Arts Administration Pathways Club which aims to develop the next generation of aspiring anti-racist arts administrators. Club activities build knowledge and skills in arts administration, introduce talented young ALAANA (African, Latino, Arab, Asian, Native American) artists to “behind the stage” possibilities in the field, and connects students to a new network of mentors and opportunities.  Admin Pathways students are also eligible for paid summer internship opportunities with Enrich Chicago partners.

Funding equity research

Enrich Chicago has partnered with the Social IMPACT Research Center of the Heartland Alliance to conduct a study on the giving practices of area philanthropic institutions. Working collaboratively with Enrich foundation partners, the goal of the study is to better understand foundation funding models and their impact on the sustainability of African, Latino, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) arts organizations. Research findings are scheduled to be published in Spring 2019. 

If you are interested in learning how you or your organization can participate in an anti-racism workshop or become an Enrich Chicago partner, email info(at)enrichchi.org.