the Drift - a blog about Snow City Arts

/the Drift
the Drift 2018-03-20T15:25:48+00:00

April Events Postponed

Steppenwolf and Lagunitas Events Postponed To practice social distancing and ensure the safety of our larger community, SCA and its community partners have come to the difficult decision of postponing our two upcoming public events: our student showcase at Steppenwolf 1700 on April 3 and 4, and our Auxiliary Board Fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewery on April 7. We will be coordinating with our event partners to offer the same events later, and hope by postponing at this time, we [...]

March 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Snow City Arts’ Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting our work and personal communities. Snow City Arts (SCA), always concerned for the health and wellbeing of children and youth who are medically vulnerable, is acutely aware of COVID-19’s impact and the further isolation it brings to our students as our hospital partners respond. Working in collaboration with each of our hospital partners, SCA will be suspending on-site hospital programming for the next two weeks at which point we will reassess. Snow City Arts Office [...]

March 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Arts in Health Research Intensive

I had the amazing opportunity to join the 3rd annual Arts in Health Research Intensive, presented by University of Florida's (UF) Center for Arts in Medicine and the UK Arts Health Early Career Research Network (ECRN), from January 27 to 31, 2020. The Arts in Health Research Intensive is a five-day residential program that provides an introduction to the evaluation of arts and health research. This year, 40 advocates from eight different countries (USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Korea, Nigeria [...]

March 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing Deirdre Harrison

Snow City Arts is thrilled to announce the hire of Deirdre Harrison as  Director of Development. Deirdre is coming to us directly from her role as Chief Operating Officer and before that Interim Development Director for GRAMMY award-winning sextet Eighth Blackbird. Previously, she was the Director of Development for the MacArthur-funded shared advancement staff project Creative Partners, Director of Development and Communications for Rush Hour Concerts/Make Music Chicago through its merger with the International Music Foundation, and for several years [...]

February 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Chicago Sun Times Feature

“Traveling bard, musician and art teacher helps kids in hospitals take center stage.” Snow City Arts teaching artist Emmy Bean is featured in the Chicago Sun Times as part of their Hardest-Working Voices in Healthcare series. Emmy has been working with Snow City Arts for three years and as an interdisciplinary artist has shaped many of the projects within the program. She teaches at both the Children’s Hospital University of Illinois and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and also leads the [...]

December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments