The Joyce Awards, the only program supporting artists of color in major Great Lakes cities, aims to strengthen cross-cultural understanding by bringing diverse audiences together. The Chicago-based Joyce Foundation has awarded nearly $3.5 million to commission 65 new works since the program started in 2003.

View our 15th Anniversary Joyce Awards video here.

A record six collaborations between artists of color and leading arts and cultural organizations in the Great Lakes region have received 2019 Joyce Awards to present new works designed to engage, communicate and build communities. The cash awards of $50,000 each will go to partnerships in Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, and the Twin Cities.

Deadline for Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the 2020 Joyce Awards is April 12, 2019.
Visit our How to Apply page for more details.

Past Joyce Awardees