Joyce Award Winners
Past Joyce Awards have spanned the visual, performing, literary, and multi-disciplinary arts and have fostered exciting collaborations between artists, institutions, and communities.
The Joyce Awards has also been catalytic in advancing the career of artists working across disciplines. A distinct feature of funded projects is the requirement that artists and host institutions include a robust community engagement strategy in their project plan, which often informs the project from the initial concept through the final presentation.
All Joyce Award Winners
Nancy García Loza with National Museum of Mexican Art
Nancy García Loza and the National Museum of Mexican Art are one of the five winners of the 2022 Joyce Awards, which honor collaborations between artists of color and arts and community organizations throughout the Great Lakes region.
Nabil Ince with Harrison Center for the Arts
Through a songwriting residency at the Harrison Center, musician and educator Nabil Ince (a.k.a. Seaux Chill) will work with residents from three historically Black Indianapolis neighborhoods, using art to combat cultural erasure and gentrification.
Michael Manson with Living Arts
Michael Manson and Living Arts are one of the five winners of the 2022 Joyce Awards, which honor collaborations between artists of color and arts and community organizations throughout the Great Lakes region.
Aram Han Sifuentes with HANA Center
Aram Han Sifuentes and the HANA Center are one of the five winners of the 2022 Joyce Awards, which honor collaborations between artists of color and arts and community organizations throughout the Great Lakes region.
Pramila Vasudevan with Public Art Saint Paul
Pramila Vasudevan and Public Art Saint Paul are one of the five winners of the 2022 Joyce Awards, which honor collaborations between artists of color and arts and community organizations throughout the Great Lakes region.
Sydney Chatman with Congo Square Theatre
2021 Joyce Awards: Congo Square Theatre will partner with director, educator, and writer Sydney Chatman to develop a new community-based theatrical work exploring the journey of healing from intracommunal and statesanctioned violence.
Kameelah Janan Rasheed with FRONT International
2021 Joyce Awards: A civic mural project designed to create space for diverse narratives about lived Black experiences: 'What would happen if this sentence never ended?'
Daniel Minter with Lynden Sculpture Garden
2021 Joyce Awards: A multi faceted community engagement project that draws on traditions of the African Diaspora and explores nature, ecological threats, and the healing power of art: 'In the Healing Language of Trees'
SANTIAGO X with Chicago Public Art Group
2021 Joyce Awards: An interactive digital art experience, 'Augment Earth' brings a virtual element to the 4000N, a conceptual museum trail connecting the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers.
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland with M. Carmen Lane and Shaun Leonardo
2020 Joyce Awards: ATNSC: The Center for Healing & Creative Leadership, founded and directed by M. Carmen Lane, will be serving as the commissioning arts organization of the “Somebody: Mourning at the Temple” project.
Guthrie Theater with Ty Defoe & Larissa FastHorse
2020 Joyce Awards: The Guthrie Theater is one of four 2020 Joyce Award winners that honor collaborations between artists of color and arts and cultural organizations throughout the Great Lakes region.
Twelve Literary Arts with Terrel Wallace
2020 Joyce Awards: Twelve Literary Arts to commission Terrel Wallace (aka, “Tall Black Guy”), one of contemporary music’s most innovative producers, to create, “The Land Claps Back"
Hyde Park Art Center with Faheem Majeed
2020 Joyce Awards: Hyde Park Art Center to commission visual artist Faheem Majeed to create a new monumental artwork, exhibition, and related programming to address the important legacy of the South Side Community Art Center.
Gallery 400 at UIC with Adela Goldbard
2019 Joyce Awards: Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago will commission Mexican visual artist, Adela Goldbard, to stage The Last Judgment, a five-week exhibition at Gallery 400 and a one-day traveling, pyrotechnic performance.
TRUE Skool with Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, CHELOVE, and Aja Black
2019 Joyce Awards: Milwaukee’s center for creative arts and hip-hop culture, TRUE Skool, will give local youth an opportunity to collaborate with three pioneering female hip-hop artists to create new breakdancing, MC and graffiti-style art works.
Smart Museum of Art at UChicago with Emmanuel Pratt
2019 Joyce Awards: A group of international artists, led by Chicago’s Emmanuel Pratt, founder of the Sweet Water Foundation, in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art, will stage People, Energy, Light, Power: the [Re]Construction of Ethos.