Year of Creative Youth Directory of Youth Organizations & Resources

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Chicago’s arts and service communities support youth across Chicago to explore and engage in creative experiences. From school-based programs to community arts initiatives, to summer internships, youth-led programs and more – creative arts activities are a fundamental path for Chicago youth to find their voice and see themselves as innovators, makers and creators.

Youth arts programs also employ thousands of Chicago educators and teaching artists, enabling creative workers to sustain their artistic careers – while inspiring the next generation to develop skills that can advance their abilities in a range of professional fields.

See below to learn more about organizations with creative arts programs for youth across the city.