BY ALLISON MATYUS
The Hyde Park Art Center has received a $40,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for its diverse, artistic exchanges.
“The International Connections Fund enables Chicago’s vital arts and culture sector to continue to build Chicago’s reputation as a global city; the work that comes out of these exchanges will touch people around the world,” said MacArthur President Julia Stasch in a written statement.
The center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., is one of 14 citywide arts group to receive various grants through the foundation. The grant will go towards an exchange with a French organization to produce new, cross-cultural film or photography exhibitions that will be presented in both Chicago and France.
Known for its diverse take on the arts and on both local and international culture, the Hyde Park Art Center continuously collaborates with artists from around the world, especially through the Jackman Goldwasser Residency program.
Jelena Juresa, an artist from Serbia, is the current resident at Jacman Goldwasser through Nov. 11. Her work consists of photography and video while conducting visual research. Other Hyde Park Art Center residents have come from Istanbul, Paris, Egypt and Ireland.