FCA supports and encourages artists who continually redefine experimentality and who challenge us to think deeply about the world. We are dedicated to dialogue, inquiry, and equity actions with our artist community in an ongoing effort to ensure a diversity of thought and experience within our organization and in our grant-making. FCA supports artists of intersecting identities including but not limited to ability, age, gender, geography, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. We are committed to ongoing evaluation of FCA’s policies and practices as we continue to strengthen the anti-racist ethos of our organization. FCA will allocate the resources necessary to embody this goal in our programs, grant-making, board and staff recruitment, and institutional culture.

Support for Mutual Aid Funds and Regional Organizations

In June 2020, FCA made donations to eleven mutual aid funds and organizations, many founded and/or run by artists. We renewed this effort in 2021, and again in 2022 with donations to the nine organizations below. We recommend confirming that these funds are still open and accepting further support before making a donation.

Chicago API (Asian, Pacific Islander) Artists United (CAAU)
Crenshaw Dairy Mart
Heart of Dinner
LEIMAY for the Cultural Solidarity Fund
The Loveland Foundation
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
The Okra Project