eta Creative Arts Foundation was incorporated in 1971 as a non-profit, tax exempt organization to provide training and performance opportunities for youth and adults. In the past 48 years, eta has evolved to become a recognized cultural treasure not only in the city of Chicago, but nationally and internationally. The organization has a commitment to the production of new works that “tell our story” in the first voice and to the development of individual
eta CREATIVE ARTS FOUNDATION is a major cultural resource institution for the preservation, perpetuation, and promulgation of African American aesthetic in the city of Chicago, the State of Illinois and the nation. Toward that end, eta Creative Arts Foundation provides professional opportunities through performance and on-the-job training for the development of both youth and adults as artists and technicians; through arts-in- education; residencies and original art by visual artists exhibited in eta’s gallery introduces and exposes the general public to authentic valid projection of African American life styles, experiences and aspirations as well as the opportunity to sale their work ON EXHIBITION.
Row 1 L; Sonita Surratt Artistic Director; Marsha Noble, Music Program Officer, Erica, Williams, Education Program Officer
Row 2 L; Beverly Harris, IT Manager; Tsehaye Geralyn Hebert, Artistic Associate; Ensemble; Kenya Thomas eta Business Manager
Row 3 L EL’Zabar, Executive Director; Darryl Goodman (no longer at eta) Technical Engineer;
Marti Worell, Community Engagement Officer (Not pictured)