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 Foundation has awarded nearly $3 million to commission 55 new works since the program started in 2003.

Five collaborations between artists of color and leading arts and cultural organizations in the Great Lakes region have received 2017 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 and the Twin Cities.

For details and criteria on the 2018 Joyce Awards, please click here.

Joyce Awards