The Hyde Park Art Center is granting 20 additional awards of $8,000 each to art spaces across the city as part of the second phase of the Artists Run Chicago Fund of COVID-19 relief to Chicago artists, after 50 got grants in the first round in March.

The second phase supports experimental artist-led spaces and platforms, particularly those run by Black, Indigenous, or other people of color, women, queer people or people with disabilities.

“The second phase of the Artists Run Chicago Fund grant allowed Hyde Park Art Center to expand funding to artists working to support other artists through non-traditional platforms like an exchange-based street market, a live streaming shopping network for art, and neighborhood maker-spaces for clay and textiles,” said Allison Peters Quinn, HPAC’s Director of Exhibition and Residency Programs, in a statement.

“These initiatives are extremely important to the vitality of the Chicago art community by making art and the art-making process accessible to everyone. These spaces are actively thinking through how to improve cultural exchange and make a social impact in and around the city.”

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