Happy New Year!
Hyde Park Art Center remains closed for public events, classes, and exhibitions. We continue to keep tabs on COVID-19 rates in Cook County and state-wide, and will provide updates about building hours as we know more. We look forward to welcoming folks back into the building when it is safe to do so.
For questions, please reach out to Deputy Director Danny Urbina-McCarthy (email@example.com).
Monday, November 2, 2020
We are keeping tabs on the increasing COVID-19 rates in Cook County and state-wide. We recognize it is a fluid situation, and are in the process of determining what is best for our community, staff, and facility at this time with safety being our number one priority. Our exhibition Artist Run Chicago 2.0 and the school and studio term ended, so in the interim weeks we are closed to the public. We will keep tabs on public health guidance updates and continue to keep our community informed.
For questions, please reach out to Deputy Director Danny Urbina-McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Oakman Clinton School + Studio Update
Hyde Park Art Center classes are moving online! Our teaching artists and education team have been hard at work reimagining the studio classroom for an online platform. We are translating some of our most popular classes, like Intro to Drawing and Documentary Video, into the virtual realm. We will also offer an array of new programs for youth, families, and adults, like DIY Textile Mending, Mosaic Design, and many others, all taught by your favorite teaching artists.
Registration for online classes opens today, Wednesday, April 8, at noon (12:00 PM CST). classes begin the week of April 20.
We are also excited to announce that all of our spring online programs will be community-supported! Community supported programs are a contribute-what-you-can tuition model. Because of this extraordinary time, we know that many of class takers may not be in a position to pay tuition, and others may be able to pitch in a little more to make it possible for the Art Center and our teaching artists to weather this storm. Either way, we want to ensure our virtual doors are open to everyone.
In addition, we have recently launched a Hyde Park Art Center Teaching Artist Relief Fund. The Relief Fund is in recognition that our teaching artists’ classes and lives have been interrupted and need our support. The fund goes directly to the teaching artists at the Art Center who make our classes and community what it is.
None of this would be possible without the amazing dedication and creativity of our teaching artists. Please consider helping us continue to support our teaching artists and our Community Supported Programs by contributing to the Teaching Artists Relief Fund or general operating fund today!
While we are all at home, we think of the Art Center community everyday and look forward to being back in the building with everyone!
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
An Open Letter From the Director of Studio Programs and Strategic Initiatives
Dear School & Studio Community,
I hope that you are all safe and well. I’m writing both with a heavy heart and with great optimism. As you may have expected, Hyde Park Art Center will not be able to offer an in-person spring term due to the continuing situation with COVID-19 and the extended shelter-in-place ordered yesterday by the state of Illinois.
However, your teaching artists have been hard at work reimagining the studio classroom for an online platform. We are excited to announce that Hyde Park Art Center classes are moving online! We are translating some of our most popular classes, like Intro to Drawing and Documentary Video, into the virtual realm. We will also offer an array of new programs for youth, families, and adults, like DIY Textile Mending, Mosaic Design, and many others, all taught by your favorite teaching artists.
Registration for online classes will open at noon on Wednesday, April 8. Classes will begin the week of April 20 unless otherwise noted in the class description. Online classes will run for an 8 week window of programming between April 20 – June 14.
All of our spring online programs will be community-supported! Because of this extraordinary time, we know that many of you may not be in a position to pay tuition, and many others of you may be able to pitch in a little more to make it possible for the Art Center and our teaching artists to weather this storm. Therefore, instead of having a required tuition price, students and families will be asked to contribute what you can. This means that our virtual doors are open to everyone. And even if you decide not to take a class yourself, it’s still a great opportunity for those of you who would like to support our teaching artists, students, and vibrant creative community in a time of heightened need.
Many of you have already registered for an in-person spring term class, and we thank you for your support in doing so. For you, there are several options moving forward:
- If you would like to move your spring registration to an online class, we are happy to help you with that!
- If you would prefer not, or are not able, to transfer to an online class, you may:
- Donate all or part of your tuition to the Art Center’s Teaching Artists Relief Fund or general operating fund. All donations are tax deductible, and we thank you for your support!
- Request a credit to your account, which can be used for classes or supply purchases (like clay) anytime through December 31, 2021. To request a credit, please complete this credit request form.
- Request a full or partial refund for your tuition by completing this refund request form.
- If you have received a financial aid award for spring term, you may still transfer to an online class, or request a credit or refund as applicable. If you have any questions about your financial aid, please contact Jacqui Guerrero at email@example.com.
We know that this is a big shift in how we’re used to being together, and it will be hard not to share space, and food, and hugs with one another while we continue to ride this out. But I have been inspired every day by the creative ways our students, teaching artists, and staff have found to foster a new kind of community and creative practice.
I anticipate you will have many questions, and I am here to answer all of them. I look forward to hearing from you!
Friday, March 13, 2020
Dear Hyde Park Art Center Community:
As we continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19, the Art Center has decided to take preventative measures to help keep our community safe and healthy. To that end, we will be temporarily closing to the public beginning March 14th. We understand that many people find respite and community within our space and programs and that social distancing practices go against our very purpose and nature. We made this difficult decision with the best interests of our whole community in mind, and we appreciate your understanding and patience while we do our part to keep the community safe and healthy. We also look forward to reconvening with you when it is fully safe to do so.
Updated information on Spring Term registration and scheduling is found here.
You can keep abreast of any changes or updates in our plans via our website or follow us on social media at Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. We are very much looking forward to being open and convening with you again soon.
Please direct any questions regarding events and facilities to our Deputy Director, Daniel Urbina-McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|ArtsReady||Admin Reference||Emergency Planning for Orgs||https://www.artsready.org/|
|UChicago||Admin Reference||Employee/Employer Resource||https://voices.uchicago.edu/fiftythird/2020/03/17/illinois-employer-and-employee-resources-for-covid-19-assistance/|
|Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic||Campaign||Artist Letter to Elected Officials||https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iCCKBNEGPNwQMqpNmBjSw0hAmIFFx9-Pu_Y__oFIUCo/edit|
|Girl Boss||Conference||Online Conference||https://www.girlbossrally.com/|
|Center for Disease Control and Prevention||COVID-19 Reference||COVID-19 Info||https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?mc_cid=1666ef02bf&mc_eid=936bd0ef18|
|DCASE||COVID-19 Reference||COVID-19 Response Center||https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html|
|Lawyers for Creative Arts||COVID-19 Reference||Service Response Center Survey||https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0v1SeXwf7CaV76D61lTQAqRK3irPXAw2H3YoRQyTbur0vNQ/viewform|
|State of Illinois||COVID-19 Reference||State COVID-19 Guidance||https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=21245|
|UChicago||COVID-19 Reference||COVIDUChicago Updates||https://coronavirusupdates.uchicago.edu/|
|US Small Business Administration||COVID-19 Reference||SBA Disaster Assistance||https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19|
|Charity Navigator||COVID-19 Reference||COVID-19 Donation Options||https://tinyurl.com/ycxt6d2v|
|City of Chicago||COVID-19 Resources||Arts Community Resources||https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/covid19_artist.html|
|Americans for the Arts||COVID-19 Resources||Arts Community Resources||https://tinyurl.com/yako9rs7|
|220 Leadership||Curriculum||Leadership Course for Partners||https://www.220leadership.com/the-leadership-program-free-access|
|Embarc||Curriculum||Developing Relationships at Home||https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRU3usm9Xeww-LvMH6Im4TEr8HaaO-e-GqKOg800t3w/edit|
|I/D/O||Curriculum||Time to Get Creative||https://tinyurl.com/yb4232w7|
|IKONART||Curriculum||Online Stencil Videos/Exercises||https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZEUwW8y27TTFpAs79Vugg|
|IKONART||Curriculum||Crafters FB Group||https://www.facebook.com/groups/ikonartstencilcrafters/|
|Ingenuity||Curriculum||Arts Ed Resources||https://www.ingenuity-inc.org/about/news-update/covid-19-resources/?mc_cid=9ce999528e&mc_eid=2ec7adfedf|
|Intuit||Curriculum||Henry Darger Resource Kit||https://www.art.org/henry-darger-resource-kit-for-educators/|
|Khan Academy||Curriculum||K-8 Home Learning Schedules||https://tinyurl.com/y7vtn9py|
|Rosetta Stone||Curriculum||3 months free learning||https://www.wigantoday.net/education/how-you-can-claim-three-months-free-language-learning-rosetta-stone-2515835|
|Artsy||Curriculum||University Art Classes for Free||https://tinyurl.com/ycd25h93|
|Audible||Curriculum||Free Audio Books for Kids||https://stories.audible.com/start-listen|
|Public Media Institute||Email List||Artist Features Daily||https://mailchi.mp/2da489221555/quarantinetimes?mc_cid=6ee447c300&mc_eid=1c3985d606|
|Propeller IMPACT Fund||Funding||First Deadline: Saturday, April 25 at 5 pm Central||http://propellerfund.org/|
|New York Foundation||Funding||Individual Artist Grants||https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Anonymous-Was-A-Woman-Emergency-Relief-Grant|
|RAUSCHENBERG EMERGENCY GRANTS||Funding||Emergency Grants for Artists||https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Rauschenberg-Emergency-Grants|
|3Arts||Funding||Individual Artist Relief Grant||https://3arts.org/artist-relief/?utm_source=AIRF+announcement&utm_campaign=AIRF+Announcement&utm_medium=email|
|Arts for Illinois Relief Fund||Funding||Individual and Org Relief Grant||https://artsforillinois.org/donate-and-apply|
|3Arts||Funding||Emergency Resources for Artists||https://3arts.org/resources/funding/|
|Americans for the Arts||Funding||COVID-19 Resources||https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center|
|Art Relief.org||Funding||Artist Sales Funding Opportunities||http://artrelief.org/home|
|Art Works Fund||Funding||Emergency Resources for Artists||https://artsworkfund.org/|
|Artwork Archive||Funding||Financial Relief for Artists||https://tinyurl.com/y9d3l7qe|
|Freelance Artists Resources||Funding||Funding Opps for Artists||https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/?mc_cid=4fdc5f440c&mc_eid=3daec68d5e|
|Lifetime Arts||Funding||Program and Funding Resources||https://www.lifetimearts.org/|
|Warhol Foundation||Funding||Individual Relief Grant||https://tinyurl.com/ycl36mfe|
|Americans for the Arts||Funding||For individual artists||https://www.artistrelief.org/|
|Creative Capital||Links||Artist Opp Links||https://tinyurl.com/y8kh82mg|
|Cultured||Links||Virtual Musuem Tours||https://tinyurl.com/y88lwodj|
|Hyperallegic||Links||Virtual Museum Tours||https://tinyurl.com/rdubgn6|
|Lawyers for Creative Arts||Links||Artist and Org Resources||https://law-arts.org/coronavirus|
|National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)||Links||Resource List (for the Arts)||https://www.arts.gov/covid-19-resources-for-artists-and-arts-organizations|
|Obama Foundation||Links||Stories of Hope||https://www.obama.org/stories-hope-coronavirus-response/|
|Cabbage Palm||Online Form||Virtual Studio Visits||https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccKAUjZ0P__cs1LHJV3AY-5s-ntkJ8Gu_StGa7aZ3zPa1YXw/viewform|
|Chicago Humanities Festival||Organization Resource||Reading List||https://www.chicagohumanities.org/conversations-explore-humanities/read/|
|Intuit||Organization Resource||Access to Catalogs||https://www.art.org/publications/|
|Intuit||Organization Resource||Access to Collection||https://www.art.org/permanent-collection/|
|Peoples Music School||Organization Resource||Cultural Resource Guide||https://tinyurl.com/y8oq8wwr|
|UNTITLED, ART||Press Release||Emergency Fund Application||https://untitledart.s3.amazonaws.com/press/739c85/3c59132f8d.pdf|
|Center for Disease Control and Prevention||Reference||Guidance for Event Planners||https://tinyurl.com/ydf5xb89|
|Chicago Humanities Festival||Reference||“Ideas Hub”||https://www.chicagohumanities.org/conversations-explore-humanities/|
|Chicago Learning Exchange||Reference||Community Wiki||https://communitywiki.chicagolx.org/home/clx-meetup-library/2020-meetups?mc_cid=3dfce211a5&mc_eid=7b6c224171|
|Chicago Learning Exchange||Reference||Resource Learning List||https://tinyurl.com/y9d4a3vn|
|Chicago Loop Alliance||Reference||Virtual Happy Hour Tips||https://loopchicago.com/in-the-loop/tips-for-a-fun-virtual-happy-hour/|
|COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource||Reference||Teaching Artist links||https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/?mc_cid=7ec23112b4&mc_eid=3daec68d5e|
|DePaul Art Museum||Reference||Digital Research Guide||https://libguides.depaul.edu/DPAM28?mc_cid=8488aa6730&mc_eid=12822e5bf0|
|Devos Institute||Reference||Org Steps to Take||https://tinyurl.com/ra3y8hs|
|Forefront||Reference||COVID-19 Policy Hub||https://myforefront.org/covid-19-policy-updates/?mc_cid=2e2dbd9a97&mc_eid=a2bea6132c|
|Hyde Park Herald||Reference||Guide to HP Biz and Services||https://tinyurl.com/yc5tlbvg|
|Chamber of Commerce||Reference||COVID-19 Resources for Biz, Employee||https://tinyurl.com/y77bo8pb|
|Mural Arts Philadelphia||Reference||COVID-19 Impacts||https://tinyurl.com/ybqks7je|
|National Guild For Community Arts||Reference||Webgathering Info||https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ojXjKeuSICNYK5vlqLmjVAyff97LbTp3j9Smm0RgSfQ/edit#gid=0|
|Passageways||Reference||Online Board Meeting Guidelines||https://tinyurl.com/y6vkg5wf|
|Sam Kirk (artist)||Reference||Coloring Pages||https://tinyurl.com/ycf4s9wp|
|State of Illinois||Reference||Stay at Home FAQs||https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/FAQ/Pages/Stay-At-Home-FAQS.aspx|
|Yahoo Finance||Reference||How to Use Google Hangouts||https://finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/google-hangouts-while-working-home-204053501.html|
|The Awake Network||Reference||Meditation Resources Online||https://www.theawakenetwork.com/free-online-meditation-resources-for-the-time-of-social-distancing/|
|National Guild For Community Arts||Social Media Group||Creative Aging FB Group||https://www.facebook.com/groups/787303465089825/|
|Ann Arbor Film Fest||Streaming Content||Streaming Festival||https://www.aafilmfest.org/|
|Chicago Humanities Festival||Streaming Content||Video Archive||https://www.chicagohumanities.org/conversations-explore-humanities/watch/|
|Free Spirit Media||Streaming Content||Community Newsroom||https://freespiritmedia.org/covid19?mc_cid=fc556345f2&mc_eid=359a149d60|
|IKONART||Streaming Content||Screenprinting Demo||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX5shAHIlvs&feature=youtu.be|
|Maywood Fine Arts||Streaming Content||Free Classes Online||http://www.maywoodfinearts.org/?page_id=3043|
|MET||Streaming Content||Met Opera Streaming||https://www.metopera.org/|
|Moma||Streaming Content||Moma Virtual Tours on YouTube||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG6mYhEGMXs|
|National Guild For Community Arts||Streaming Content||Creative Aging Discussion||https://nationalguild.org/resources/resources/creative-aging-covid-19-forum|
|Netflix Party||Streaming Content||View and Chat||https://www.netflixparty.com/|
|Piece of Work||Streaming Content||Modern Art Podcast||https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/pieceofwork|
|Seattle Symphony||Streaming Content||Seattle Symphony is Streaming||https://seattlesymphony.org/live|
|Universal||Streaming Content||On demand movies from theaters||https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/16/media/universal-movies-streaming-coroanvirus/index.html|
|Creative Generation||Webinar||Teaching Artists + COVID-19||https://vimeo.com/397826225|
|Tate Modern||Webinar||Talk on Sustainability and Art||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFTFynw9FLs|