Art Design Chicago is a special series of events and exhibitions that highlight the city’s unique artistic heritage and creative communities. An initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art in partnership with artists and arts organizations across the city, Art Design Chicago seeks to expand narratives of American art with an emphasis on the city’s diverse and vibrant creative cultures and the stories they tell.

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Grant Opportunities

In anticipation of Art Design Chicago 2024, the Terra Foundation invited proposals for grants for exhibitions, convenings, public programs, and research & learning resources related to the initiative. Grant opportunities for Art Design Chicago are currently closed.
Grant opportunities

Art Design Chicago Now

In anticipation of Art Design Chicago 2024, this series of public programs and digital storytelling amplified the voices of Chicago’s diverse artists and designers, past and present, and explored the essential role they play in shaping the now, in the city and beyond.
Past events

Past Initiatives

Art Design Chicago 2018

The 2018 iteration of Art Design Chicago brought together more than 95 cultural organizations to examine Chicago’s art and design legacy through exhibitions, public programs, special events, and tours as well as several new publications, resulting in the largest exploration of the topic to date. For more information about the results and impact of Art Design Chicago, read our report.