Alumni News

Support Students

Students in need have received more than $140,000 through funds raised for SAIC’s Student Emergency Fund. SAIC’s alum community continues to provide tremendous support to vulnerable students impacted by the pandemic and the fight for racial justice. 

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Visiting Artists Program

In addition to a robust lineup of incredible visiting artists this fall, over 1,000 video and audio recordings of past Visiting Artists Program lectures are available for online streaming.

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Resources for Working Artists

In Chicago and across the country, nonprofits continue to provide resources and raise funds for artist relief during the pandemic and in support of racial equity and social justice.

  • 3Arts offers an index of emergency resources, including local and national grants.
  • Arts Alliance Illinois is a community of artists, activists, and educators working towards art education, equity, and civic engagement and is a driving force behind the Arts for Illinois relief initiative.
  • Creative Capital offers a list of residencies, funding opportunities, and more for artists.
  • The Foundation for Contemporary Arts provides funding to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.
  • New York Foundation for the Arts keeps an updated list of artist opportunities, residencies, grants, and awards.
  • The fourth and final round of the Propeller Impact Fund runs from October 26 to 29.