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NEWS

We are deeply grateful for the expressions of love we received over the weekend as the COVID-19 crisis forced us to cancel shows and classes, and postpone our spring production Me…Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall. As you can imagine, the impact will be devastating with a projected net loss of up to  $200,000 in income, representing 12% of our annual operating budget.

Your giving at this critical moment is paramount to our survival as an institution and also to those vulnerable artists, teaching artists and technicians who are dependent on us for much of their livelihood. Only with the support of our community will we pull through these unprecedented times.

The outpouring of support in this fast-changing environment has been reassuring, inspiring, even overwhelming at times. Our work is to impact the children of the world through the arts, even as they teach and inspire us. In the spirit of solidarity, we wanted to share this story: In Italy, children are making handmade artworks with a rainbow and the phrase “Andrà tutto bene” – Everything will be okay. Paper and scraps of fabric hang in windows and pictures are shared across social media, showing the resilience of our community and our children. We stand with them, and with children and families around the world. We will get through this together.

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Our work is to impact the children of the world through the arts, even as they teach and inspire us. In Italy, children are making handmade artworks with a rainbow and the phrase “Andrà tutto bene” – Everything will be okay. Paper and scraps of fabric hang in windows and pictures are shared across social media, showing the resilience of our community and our children. 

We want you to help us share this global message of hope and unity by joining CCT’s “Everything Will Be Okay” community art project.

Learn more about how you and your family can participate! 

 

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New York Times AnnouncementJune 19, 2020

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Go for the Gold | Special Olympics IllinoisJune 12, 2020

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“Andrà tutto bene” | Everything will be okayMarch 19, 2020

We are deeply grateful for the expressions of love we received over the weekend as the COVID-19 crisis forced us to cancel shows and classes, and postpone our spring production Me…Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall. As you can … Continue reading