A contemporary arts organization affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Gallery 400 is committed to both experimental artistic practice and community engagement. Its exhibitions bring socially engaged artists into dialogue with an academic institution that has a long history of progressive activism. Over the past five years Gallery 400 has strengthened its relationships with local community organizations and developed a new initiative, Chicago Together, which is curated in collaboration with community partners. In addition to these collaborative projects, the 2018-2020 exhibition program will include ten thematic exhibitions, one artist survey, a large scale commissioned project, and a diverse range of public programs that will complement each exhibition.
The Regional Re-granting Program is established to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources.