Meet the Grantees

After a highly competitive grant application process, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the 11 art projects who, collectively, have been awarded nearly $550,000 in E(art)H Chicago funds for public environmental art projects. A majority of the projects are supporting art in communities facing environmental injustices or those with limited public art.

The artworks will be available for public viewing starting in June 2023.

Please note: All project names are subject to name changes.

Coiled Serpent Mound
THE COILED SERPENT
Artist: Santiago X + Chicago Public Art Group
Neighborhood: Albany Park
Art Type: Land Art
Grant Amount: $70,000

Greening the Southeast Side
GREENING THE SOUTHEAST SIDE
Artists: Southeast Environmental Task Force + Sam Kirk + Eduardo Luna / Nine 3 Studios
Neighborhood: Hegewisch
Art Type: Gathering Place, Mural(s), Block Party
Grant Amount: $100,000

House of Kapwa Team
HOUSE OF KAPWA
Artists:
Alexx Temeña + Andrea Yarbrough / in care of Black women
Neighborhood:
Downtown / TBD
Art Type:
Sculpture / Gathering Space
Grant Amount:
$90,000

Emily Moorhead-Wallace and J Taylor Wallace
POLLINATOR SOLAR COLUMNS

Artists: Emily Moorhead-Wallace + J. Taylor Wallace
Neighborhood: Back of the Yards
Art Type: Sculpture
Grant Amount: $44,750

Rio de Bienvenida Team
RIO DE BIENVENIDA / RIVER OF WELCOME
Artists:
Cynthia Weiss + Delilah Salgado + Citlalli Trujillo
Neighborhood:
Canalport Riverwalk
Art Type:
Metal & Mosaic Structure
Grant Amount:
$70,000

Filament Theatre
TRAIL TALES
Artist:
Filament Theatre
Neighborhood:
Southeast Side – Eggers Grove
Art Type:
Youth Theater
Grant Amount:
$7,560

Red Clay Dance
CREATING FERTILE GROUNDS FOR HEALING

Artists: Red Clay Dance Company + Avery R. Young + De Deacon Board
Neighborhood: Multiple Urban Growers Collective locations
Art Type: Dance & Music
Grant Amount: $25,000


THE HILLS
Artist:
Sommer Filmworks (Ines Sommer)
Neighborhood:
Film Screenings in Multiple Locations
Art Type:
Documentary Film
Grant Amount:
$35,000

Neighborhood Coloring Book of Stories Team
A NEIGHBORHOOD COLORING BOOK OF STORIES
Artists:
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization + William Estrada
Neighborhood:
Little Village
Art Type:
Coloring Book + Mural
Grant Amount:
$30,000

Redemptive Plastics Team
REDEMPTIVE PLASTICS

Artists: Alt_Chicago + Happy Returns
Neighborhood: Austin
Art Type: Functional Art
Grant Amount: $65,000

Stalagmite Creamsicles Team
STALAGMITE CREAMSICLES

Artists: Latham Zearfoss + Anders Zanichkowsky
Neighborhood: McKinley Park
Art Type: Sculpture / Garden
Grant Amount: $10,000