VGA Awarded Grants from The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust and the Illinois Arts Council Agency

We are proud to announce that it has received a $7500 grant from The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust and a $500 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.  It is humbling and an honor to merit these grants, in support of our artistic programming.

  • The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust's grant will support a fall 2016 exhibition and education programming featuring artwork by Philip Mallory Jones, a multimedia artist from Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, who is making a video game about Chicago's South Side, circa 1940, titled Dateline: Bronzeville. This exhibition will take place at the Rebuild Foundation's Dorchester Art and Housing Collaborative Center and is timed to coincide with the Centennial of the Great Migration. More details can be found by scrolling down on our exhibitions page here

  • The Illinois Arts Council Agency grant will support VGA exhibitions, education programs, and administration.