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What is E(art)H Chicago?

Pronounced Earth Art Chicago, the program is a citywide community-based art initiative to raise awareness, create dialogue, and inspire action on climate change, natural resource use, and environmental justice.

With more than $300,000 in funding for local artists to be awarded through a competitive online application process, the E(art)H Chicago program will highlight artists and communities directly impacted by industrially polluted corridors, centering voices typically left out of the climate conversation.

Citywide placement of funded artworks in Chicago neighborhoods and downtown during summer 2023 will create an interconnected experience of art and the environment.

Each installation will educate, inspire, and encourage people to take action and explore all of the art pieces throughout the city.

E(art)H Chicago Program Timeline:

December 8 – January 31, 2022
Accepting Letters of Interest - see details
January 5, 2022
Pre-application information session #1 (see recording + deck)
January 18, 2022
Pre-application information session #2 (see recording + deck)
February 2, 2022
Letters of Interest Deadline (Extended from 1/31!)
February 9, 2022
Invitations for Full Application distributed
March 7, 2022
Full Application Submission Deadline
April 2022
Grant selections communicated to applicants (late April)
May 2022
Public Announcement of Artist Grant Selections
April 2022 – April 2023
Art creation period
May/June 2023
Launch Public Arts Projects (2-week public programming period estimated to begin Memorial Day Weekend, the last weekend of May)