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Thanks to our supporters, eta Creative Arts Foundation is making plans to create new art, new space, and new opportunities. Your participation has meant so much to the organization, to the artists and to community members. We aim to remain true to your commitment!


eta celebrates these wins:


  • eta held a 51st birthday celebration reuniting supporters both near and far.

  • eta was awarded a Chicago Cultural Treasures funding, part of the first cohort of 40 BIPOC-led and serving Chicago organizations totaling $14.4MM

  • eta was awarded a State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity grant to renovate its facility.

  • eta Produced it’s Annual Season Featuring a Collegiate Showcase Tour

  • eta's 2022 Summer Arts Camp served 25 students. Summer Arts Camp returns this year as Our Newly named Abena Joan Brown Summer Arts Camp.

  • eta University classes registered 65 students in 2022, the newly named Okoro Harold Johnson School of Performing Arts starts this year.

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We ask for your support and commitment. We look forward to 2023

as a year of great progress toward eta’s mission and goals of creating

a community hub and center of black arts and culture, economic development, and sustainable community life.


Please consider making a generous contribution. Let’s continue this

drive to build on Abena Joan Brown’s vision and fortitude.

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On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. Or Mail Checks to: eta Creative Arts Foundation | 7558 S. South Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL  60619


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