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Our new collections strategy seeks to bring forward new and recovered narratives

"The launch of this ‘broadening narratives’ initiative arrives serendipitously as our country faces a historic moment of social justice reawakening and a compelling need for these trusted [collections] institutions to engage with the public on science-based realities, whether Covid-19 or climate change,” said David Farren, Executive Director of the Foundation. “With this new strategy, we will recognize and be responsive to the emerging opportunities, challenges, and narratives of both the Lowcountry and Chicago regions.”

Sign up for our October 21 virtual launch event to learn more.
Our report on COVID-19’s impact on Lowcountry arts

This report was created through ongoing group conversations between arts organizations and GDDF since the start of the pandemic.
Art to see virtually or outdoors

Find both virtual and outdoor offerings on this list of dance, music, theater, and more from arts organizations in the Chicago region and Lowcountry.
Chicago response to “We See You White American Theater”

In response to social unrest earlier this year, BIPOC theater-makers across the country collectively shared the daily racism they face in the industry.

During this wave of change in Chicago, nine black theater leaders have taken the helm in just the past few months. Seven of them shared with the Chicago Reader who has helped them shape their careers, as well as what they see as the "next link in the chain of this Chicago Black Artistic Renaissance".

From pay issues to unsafe working conditions, fourteen Chicago theater artists shared in the Chicago Tribune what changes they imagine in a post-COVID world.
The Real Rainbow Row

Next in the Gibbes Museum of Art's virtual townhall series “For Which it Stands,” is The Real Rainbow Row: LGBTQ+ History in partnership with the College of Charleston’s archive. Check it out on October 17th.
Wisconsin Land Trust of the Year

Congratulations to Geneva Lake Conservancy which has been awarded Wisconsin Land Trust of the Year by the Gathering Waters Conservancy.
Community and conservation leaders urge focus on environmental justice and equity

A new report released by National Wildlife Federation and others emphasizes solutions that address the historic and persistent injustices facing Black, Brown and Indigenous communities and prioritize environmental justice. The recommendations include solutions regarding climate change, land use and the outdoors, infrastructure, and more.
Election Day

It's less than a month to Election Day. 

Be well. 
 
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