Sponsored Programs

Regional Exhibitions

Do you want to start or continue an exhibition in your area? The IHSAE may be able to help. Just contact us!

Supported Exhibitions:

Chicagoland 4 x 5 Show


Check out the 4 x 5 Show here.

Grants for Teachers

Teachers are invited to apply for an IHSAE grant to fund innovative and compelling art projects for students in their schools and communities.

Grant applications for 2019 via email to n.hostert@ihsae.org.

Past Grant Recipients:

2018 recipient -  (de)Contruction by Jagoda Borkiewicz

How do we decide what is valuable? How can value and ownership be fair or unfair? Third graders in a self-contained cohort for English Language Learners at Horace Greeley Elementary, a Chicago Public School, created a socially-engaged project protesting injustice. Building on extensive study of native peoples of the Chicago area and the Trail of Tears, students visited the Museum of Contemporary Art to engage in critical dialogue about questions of value and ownership, and explored their own gentrifying neighborhood using photography. They engaged their school community by staging a silent protest, writing letters to school leadership, and interactively presenting their documentation in a public gallery.

Click here to learn more about Jagoda’s project

2017 - Rochele Royster’s Dolls4Peace

Our inaugural grant recipient for 2017 was Rochele Royster, whose amazing Dolls4Peace project of community healing through artmaking involved 60+ different schools in Chicago. Supported by Blick Materials and other community organizations, Rochele’s project made a big splash at the Hyde Park Art Center  as part of the “Public School” exhibition.

Check out Rochele’s amazing project here.

IHSAE Supports Students

The IHSAE works to support visual arts opportunities for students throughout the year. Are you a student with a great art-making idea? Would you like to bring an artist to your classroom? Perhaps you simply need financial assistance for your Senior Portfolio Submission.

Complete our application and email it to n.hostert@ihsae.org.