As a partner in the South Side’s rich and storied arts community, we work to provide cultural opportunities, resources, and programs that reflect our community, resonate across the city, and are renowned around the world.
Supporting the work of artists and providing engagement opportunities to arts-lovers through our community relationships is vital to the mission of the University of Chicago. Over the past two decades, UChicago’s longstanding commitment to the arts has supported platforms for artists and access to arts programming through artist residencies, arts education, cultural entrepreneurship, and artist- and community-led programs and events.
We partner with people and organizations in our surrounding neighborhoods to deepen the study, impact, and celebration of South Side cultural production, and foster connections between UChicago, the South Side, and the broader city of Chicago.
The University supports and amplifies arts and culture on Chicago’s South Side, presenting a diverse array of concerts, live theater, films, exhibits, readings, and festivals each year.
A summer of sequels: Midweek on the Midway begins July 10
The University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement has been hosting the popular Midweek on the Midway for more than a decade. The 2019 summer movie series kicks off July 10. Movies will begin ...
A Statement from Our President
The University of Chicago was founded in 1890 as an institution devoted to rigorous inquiry, a deep research culture, and an education rooted in an environment of open inquiry, questioning, and ana...
eta Creative Arts Foundation
"Being part of the Accelerator taught us the value of reaching out and finding people who can answer questions, open doors, and provide a resource." -eta Creative Arts Foundation