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. We create products that showcase a community message and raise awareness to the catastrophic plight that Covid-19 has made on Chicago Arts. To ease financial burdens on Chicago artists and arts organizations, 100% of profits from all sales at supportchicagoarts.com are donated to individuals and institutions in need.