ARTS AND CULTURE
The exciting richness and diversity of the arts are found throughout Chicago. They entertain us, stimulate our imagination, and challenge our perceptions. The arts reflect the many distinct heritages and ambitions of Chicago’s residents. We make grants, usually through coalitions and alliances, to encourage programming designed to broaden civic participation in the cultural life of the city.
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation works to sustain the arts and cultural activities that already exist. Our attention to museums stems from our interest in historic preservation and landmarks. We believe that museums can be powerful forums in which to learn from history and engage in conversation about current issues.