Cultural Partnerships

To fuel our workshops Snow City Arts taps into Chicago’s deep cultural pool to forge partnerships with some of the city’s finest museums, cultural institutions, colleges and universities, and arts organizations.

Having developed a reputation for strategically effective, long-term collaboration with our partners, Snow City Arts acts as a conduit to bring the power of these institutions to the bedsides of children in hospitals.

Whether it’s:

  • creating a year-long filmmaking project in collaboration with a museum
  • orchestrating a two-year international photography experiment with a humanities festival
  • conducting a digital music recording project based on “found noise” with a local university
  • having children create original art work in response to a major historical figure from the world of art
  • or developing indepth professional development opportunities for our teaching staff, each of our cultural partners helps ensure Snow City Arts’ kids are getting a learning experience unlike any other.

Smart Museum of Art

Located on the University of Chicago’s campus, the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of over 10,000 objects, spanning five millennia of both Western and Eastern civilizations. The scope of its permanent collections, combined with groundbreaking special exhibitions, a focus on research and teaching by University of Chicago scholars, and distinguished outreach and educational programs geared to both adults and school age children, make the Smart one of the Midwest’s most dynamic and innovative educational institutions in the visual arts.

The Field Museum

Founded in 1893, one of the world’s largest and most respected museums of natural history, the Field Museum boasts a collection of more than 20 million specimens and a world-renowned scientific staff.  The Field Museum inspires curiosity about life on Earth while exploring how the world came to be and how we can make it a better place. Snow City Arts uses the educational resources at the Field for professional development purposes, and to investigate methods of object-based learning and instruction.

The Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation works to raise poetry to a more visible and influential position in American culture. Rather than celebrating the status quo, the Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry.