Strengthening cross-cultural understanding by bringing diverse audiences together.

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The Chicago-based Joyce Foundation has awarded more $3.7 million to commission 72 new works since the Joyce Awards program started in 2003.

In 2021, the award amount was increased to $75,000 to support collaborations between artists of color and leading arts, cultural and community-based organizations in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Minneapolis-St. Paul. The funding will support the presentation of new works designed to engage and build communities. At least $25,000 of the funding will be awarded directly to the artist(s).

The awards have been catalytic for many artists who are now critically acclaimed for their work.

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