At Theatrik we believe in giving back, and what better place to start than in our own community? With the arts sector being hit especially hard by COVID-19, it's more important than ever to support the arts in whatever way possible. Theatrik will donate a percentage of every sale to one or more of the three organizations listed below, wherever the need seems greatest. Your purchase helps provide necessary aid to support our vital artistic community.
Theatrik chose these organizations based on their dedication to supporting BIPOC, women, LGBTQ, and artists with disabilities. To learn more about these organizations, read their mission statements below and click each name to be directed to its website.
3Arts is a non-profit organization that advocates for Chicago's women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities who work in the performing, teaching, and visual arts. By providing cash awards, project funding, residency fellowships, professional development, and promotion, 3Arts helps artists take risks, experiment, and build momentum in their careers.
The Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development is a funder collaborative created to help strengthen the management and operations of small arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and Cook County. Their Think•Explore•Share grants are open to small arts organizations, with an emphasis on those led by, for, and about Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.
Arts Alliance Illinois builds the vitality of communities statewide through service and advocacy, thereby generating resources for the cultural sector and creative industries. Through statewide civic engagement, Arts Alliance Illinois positions arts and culture as a source of creative solutions to a broad range of challenges; through arts education, Arts Alliance Illinois promotes arts-centered learning and the development of a creative and adaptive workforce; and through cultural equity, Arts Alliance Illinois fosters equitable access to and participation in arts and culture, and advances historically neglected or marginalized forms of expression.