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Board Member Position

Job description Snow City Arts (SCA) inspires and educates children and youth in hospitals through the arts. SCA’s arts education workshops serve hundreds of children each year at our three partner hospitals, which include Rush University Children’s Hospital, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Children’s Hospital University of Illinois. At each hospital, SCA Teaching Artists engage children and youth in art-based workshops in Creative Writing, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Dance, delivering a rigorous, standards-based arts curriculum that [...]

February 9th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SCA Named National Endowment for the Arts 2021 Grant Recipient

Snow City Arts have been approved for a $15,000 Grant for Arts Projects award to support our work to engage young people during their time in hospitals through the arts. Snow City Arts is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category.   “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support this project from Snow City Arts,” [...]

February 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Lesson On Dinosaurs

Donate today,  to bring learning opportunities and creativity to young people like Aiden in the hospital or isolating at home in 2020/2021! “It’s not just like I’m drawing. People learn from my drawings, too. I usually draw dinosaurs that no one really knows about. It’s not just drawing, it’s more like you ask questions to learn more. It’s like learning, but fun.” Like learning, but fun.” -Snow City Arts Student, Aiden When you choose to make a gift [...]

December 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Everything Has Meaning: Aiden’s Story

“Everything with Aiden has a meaning, and I’m glad you can see that in his artwork.” As this year draws to a close, these words from Sachet Walker, the mother of one of our students, continue to echo in my mind. I can’t help but wonder what meaning twelve-year-old Aiden has found in the midst of the pandemic, as a child who already spends much of his time isolated in a pediatric unit and at home. When we [...]

December 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Snow City Arts Presents at Columbia College

Program Director Veronica Stein and Teaching Artist Dan Kerr-Hobert had an exciting time sharing about our work at Snow City Arts with students in the Arts In Health track led by Susan Imus at Columbia College Chicago. One of a handful of programs in the country allowing students to minor in Arts in Health, Columbia's program provides educational training for artists seeking to harness the value of the arts in healthcare contexts.  Susan is a pioneer in the evolving field [...]

November 5th, 2020|Categories: News Updates, Staff|0 Comments

NEA Spotlights Snow City Arts’ Virtual Learning

The National Endowment for the Arts Blog highlighted the work Snow CIty Arts has been doing since march, 2020 in its October 20 post, Arts and Health in the Time of COVID 19, by Beth Beinevenu. " Despite the dire circumstances, many organizations are finding silver linings at this time. For SCA it is in the form of new opportunities to reach children who are isolated by the virus. In addition to reaching more hospitalized students through these virtual [...]

October 26th, 2020|Categories: News Updates, Virtual Learning|0 Comments