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Community Partnerships

Every year The Block is proud to partner with institutions and organizations on the local, national, and international levels.

2017–2018 Partners


The Art Institute of Chicago

The Arts Club of Chicago

Chicago Architectural Biennial

Chicago Artists Coalition

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

Chicago Humanities Festival

Columbia College

DePaul University

Hyde Park Art Center

Iceberg Projects

Intuit Art Center

INTIME Performance Festival

Japanese American Service Committee

Museum of Contemporary Art

One State Together in the Arts

Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Poetry Foundation

Terra Foundation for American Art

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Smart Museum of Art

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Chicago - UChicago Arts



Americans for the Arts

American Alliance of Museums

Association of Art Museum Curators

Association of Art Museum Directors

College Art Association

Museum Computer Network

National Arts Marketing Project

North American Reciprocal Museum Association

Open Engagement

Princeton University Press

Society for Cinema & Media Studies

University of Notre Dame

Yale University Art Gallery



Associated Colleges of the Midwest

Art Encounters

Beacon Academy

City of Evanston

City of Evanston Cultural Arts

City Ventures Tours

Curt’s Cafe Alliance

Deerfield Park District

District 65 Foundation

Downtown Evanston


Evanston Art Center

Evanston Chamber of Commerce

Evanston Community Foundation

Evanston Literary Festival

Evanston Made

Evanston Public Library

Evanston Public Schools

Evanston Township High School

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Hanover Township Senior Center

Highland Park High School

James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy

Maine East High School

Mather Senior Living

Merion Senior Center

Mudlark Arts Camp

Network North

New Trier High School

Nichols Middle School

North Shore Convention and Visitors’ Bureau

Northshore Country Day School

Northwestern Emeritus Organization


Old Orchard Junior High

Optima Horizons

Wheeling High School

Wilmette Park District

Women Make Movies

Youth Opportunity United (Y.O.U.)

YWCA Zeta Tau Alpha