Support Chicago Arts is a fundraising initiative of Chicago Stands Together, a 501(c)3 organization formed by two Chicago-area marketing and communications agencies, Direction Tour Marketing and Acacia Consulting Group. The Support Chicago Arts initiative aims to assist arts organizations in Chicago who are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Theaters and venues were among the first to close amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as stay-at-home orders were implemented. They will likely be among the last to reopen, as social distancing best practices result in significantly reduced occupancy making it difficult for venues to operate at all.
Support Chicago Arts was formed as a response to these challenges, which are unique to the arts community. By purchasing a lawn sign, medallion, or window sign, patrons announce their support for their favorite arts organizations, building community while providing much needed financial support. 100% of the profits from the sale of each item will be donated to the organization of their choosing.