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Person painting pink and purple artwork

An artist works in her studio using pink and purple paints.

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Person painting pink and purple artwork

An artist works in her studio using pink and purple paints.

George Walker IV/AP

Chicago arts scene gets a $9 million boost

City Council’s $9 million budget increase for DCASE was the third highest departmental increase in the 2024 city budget.

An artist works in her studio using pink and purple paints.

George Walker IV/AP

   

A recent study commissioned by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events painted a dire picture for the state of the arts in the city, but an increase to the department’s budget in 2024 might be a silver lining.

Reset speaks with arts sector leaders to better understand the needs of the industry.

GUESTS: Monique Brinkman-Hill, executive director of the South Side Community Arts Center

Jenny Siegenthaler, senior program director, Chicago grants & initiatives at Terra Foundation for American Art

Erin Harkey, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

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