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Southside Arts & Humanities Network

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The Southside Arts and Humanities Network, "The Network," is a collection of small and mid-sized arts and humanities organizations based on the south side of Chicago. The Network aims to leverage the space, intellectual, technological, and volunteer resources of the University (and the city) to support small arts and humanities institutions.

The Network is a space for the cultivation of the rich artistic, cultural, scholarly and human assets based on the Southside of Chicago. Our purpose is to strengthen the ties that bind together the Southside Arts and in so doing make the rest of the city aware of the abundance of cultural activity that exists south of downtown.

The Network gratefully acknowledges the generous support it has received from the Joyce Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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How Members Benefit

The goal of the Network is to help member organizations overcome isolation, gain visibility and build capacity so that they can better serve their communities and more effectively fulfill their overall vision. We work toward our goal by offering free networking events, free professional development classes, and the Non-Profit Board Leadership Certificate Program.




If you would like to join our Directory please fill out our Network Directory Form (doc) or contact Bart Schultz at or call 773 834-3929.

To access the Network's Directory in PDF form, please click here:

Network Members (PDF)