Burton E. Dikelsky Memorial Access to Arts Fund
The vision of the Burton E. Dikelsky Memorial Access to Arts Fund is to expand arts access to students and their families in the
Chicago Southland by helping them overcome informational, transportation,
social, and economic barriers, among others through:
support for student audiences and those with varied abilities, including sign
language interpreters for student programming and transportation subsidies for
schools and groups.
- Summer Camp
Scholarships and ticket subsidies to help remove/reduce financial barriers for
students to engage with the arts.
(artist fees support) designed to bring diverse artists and companies to our
community who bring relevant and powerful information to educate youth and
activate compassion/cultivate an informed empathy with suffering of all
Literacy: FREE engagement activities for educators, students, and their
families to help them create personal, meaningful and authentic arts
Priority will be given to programs that increase arts
engagement and access among diverse student audiences (Pre-K to 12 grade),
especially for underserved and/or economically disadvantaged participants.