For more information about contributing to the fund, contact nancy@praachicago.org or 773-342-8865 x 105. PRAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation qualifies as a tax deduction to the extent allowed by law.

The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance is honored and humbled to have raised private support for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. This generous response has inspired PRAA to launch its next phase of assisting Puerto Rico, focused on long-term economic recovery efforts for the arts and artists of Puerto Rico.

PRAA has created a new fund, Chicago for Puerto Rico Artistic Vitality Fund, specifically for artistic and cultural program activities in Chicago for artists from Puerto Rico.

The Chicago for Puerto Rico Artistic Vitality Fund is dedicated to creative projects presented by artists from Puerto Rico who have been affected and/or displaced by Hurricane Maria. PRAA will consider proposals from artists for one-time performing and visual arts projects. Priority will be given to projects that have an artistic connection to Chicago and that explore new opportunities to present visual and performing arts in Chicago. PRAA will also explore new avenues for collaborative projects with the local Chicago Puerto Rican artistic community.

PRAA now seeks individual, foundation or corporate donors who share this vision – who will help us showcase and sustain Puerto Rico’s unique artistic vitality by creating opportunities for the island’s artists in our City.

If you are an artist or musician who would like to be considered for the fund, please send a bio, headshot and 3-5 work samples to nancy@praachicago.org. Artists will be contacted as funds and projects become available. No calls please.

PRAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.