Chicago's cultural institutions attract millions of visitors every year. What is the connection between the city's major cultural organizations and its diverse population? This study draws upon data – ticket purchases, subscriptions, donor lists – from over 60 organizations to examine how these transactions are linked to the economic, racial, and ethnic data from the Census to provide neighborhood-by-neighborhood maps of participation patterns.
Co-hosted with the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement.
The University of Chicago presents Future of the City: The Arts Symposium, a one-day gathering of leaders who are shaping the cultural landscape of Chicago and beyond.
- Douglas Greenberg, President, Chicago Historical Society
- John McCarter, President, The Field Museum
- James Wood, Director & President, Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago’s major cultural institutions attract millions of visitors every year. Who attends them and who doesn’t? Are there places in the “City of Neighborhoods” that these flagship institutions aren’t serving?
The University of Chicago Cultural Policy Center assembled scholars of policy, education, law, and the arts along with experts from the nonprofit and corporate sectors to discuss the social impact of video games and ways of encouraging innovation and development in positive social directions.
Major funding from the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation and the Markle Foundation. Additional support from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the University of Chicago & Argonne Laboratory Computation Institute, the Renaissance Society, and Jamee Rosa.