Jory Simmons

Assistant to the Vice President of Programs and Strategy; Program Assistant
Portrait of Jory Simmons

Prior to joining the Joyce Foundation in 2016, Jory served as an executive assistant at Chicago Public Schools for 13 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in History from Tennessee State University and her master’s degree in Organizational Communication from Governors State University.

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Joyce Awards Information Session

Joyce Awards application information and 2021 Virtual Session recording.

Grantee Spotlight

Pivoting to a reimagined stage

The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project adapts and endures, rethinking performance space and how to reach audiences and students through a pandemic.

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A conversation with 2021 Joyce Award recipients

2021 Joyce Awards winners together for the first time discuss their projects– four impactful collaborations spanning the visual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts that engage diverse communities in Chicago, Cleveland, and Milwaukee.

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2021 Joyce Awards Announcement

Announcing the winners of the 2021 Joyce Awards! Four impactful collaborations between BIPOC artists and organizations spanning the visual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts that engage diverse communities in Chicago, Cleveland, and Milwaukee.

Policy Watch

Fairness in redistricting

Michigan residents have a chance to help craft fairer, more equitable legislative districts, and a coalition of nonprofit organizations is banding together to help community groups take advantage of the opportunity.

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Foundation welcomes Williams, Khimm and Ezeigbo

Foundation hires new Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform and Education & Economic Mobility program officers, and Culture program director.

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New Joyce Awards Collaboration: ATNSC with M. Carmen Lane and Shaun Leonardo

The Joyce Foundation is delighted to announce that ATNSC: The Center for Healing & Creative Leadership, founded and directed by M. Carmen Lane, will now be serving as the commissioning arts organization of the “Somebody: Mourning at the Temple” project.

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Joyce Awards Prize Increase

The Joyce Awards Annual Arts Prizes Increased to $75,000, with new artist stipend.