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Remote Cooking Club at North-Grand High School

This summer at North-Grand High School, teachers Beth Barrow and Getsemani Nava partnered with CAPE teaching artist Betsy Zacsek and ACRE Resident Artist Sarita Hernandez to launch a virtual [...]

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“If the Coronavirus Was A Person I Would Beat It Up” Or, Meditations on the Loss of Co-Presence in Learning

The following is a beautiful essay by Sonja Moser, a CAPE teaching artist and professional theatre artist. In writing, Sonia reflects on her CAPE After School classroom at Waters Elementary; the [...]

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Summer 2020 in Review

A global pandemic and city-wide school closures didn’t stop our arts partnerships back in the spring, and they didn’t stop our programs for Summer 2020, either! Between classes for [...]

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Youth Music Exchange #1: Puerto Rican Arts Alliance + A Flor De Piel

As part of the first Year of Chicago Music – Youth Music Exchange event, the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA) and A Flor De Piel met via Google Meets on Friday, August 14th, to perform [...]

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Andrea Slavik Interview

As an interdisciplinary artist and educator, Slavik seeks to challenge popular ideological practices and forms of representation active in western culture. She completed graduate studies at the [...]

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Youth Music Exchange Project

In partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), CAPE is curating the Youth Music Exchange (YME) program! YME seeks to empower and unite youth from across the [...]

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Voices from School Communities: Adriel

Teacher Maria Nava and artist Marceia Scruggs co-teach in the CAPE after-school program at Telpochcalli Elementary School. They recently contacted CAPE program staff to share with us some writing [...]

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CAPE to Receive $67,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020.  [...]

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Voices from School Communities: Timothy David Rey

In response to the murder of George Floyd and the national protests that have followed seeking an end to the systemic racism that targets Black Americans specifically and people of color in [...]

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CAPE Office Damaged

Dear Friends, You might have seen in the news that a long-standing Chicago institution, Central Camera, was destroyed on May 30 as a result of looting and a fire.  CAPE‘s offices at 228 S. [...]