December 16, 2019
Fry Foundation grantee Enrich Chicago celebrates its Fifth Anniversary
Enrich Chicago brings together Chicago’s arts community to develop a replicable and sustainable plan that creates new pathways for ALANNA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab, and Native American) arts organizations at all levels. Since its’ founding:
- Nearly 1,000 people from over 100 institutions have attended anti-racism training and workshops.
- Over 2,000 people have heard about the Enrich Chicago model and have been inspired to replicate this work in their own cities and towns.
- Enrich has continued to expand its cohort community, most recently adding twelve new arts and culture and philanthropic collaborators to its anti-racism collective.
- Enrich has spent hours in racial identity caucusing, collaborating, and expanding how the arts community builds an anti-racist consciousness.
- It has fostered more partnerships across the sector and more ALAANA artists being presented
- It has facilitated an increased consciousness of how power is working across our community.
- It has sparked changes to funding practices. This includes encouraging the Fry Foundation Arts Learning program to more closely examine its own grantmaking practices through an anti-racist lens.
- And it has grown a critical mass of leaders in arts and culture who are committed to the constant questioning, noticing, and remembering that dismantling racism requires.