If you have any questions about COVID-19, visit the CDC information site or the University of Chicago’s COVID-19 update site. 


Statement from Arts + Public Life

Friday, March 27, 2020

Arts + Public Life (APL) is taking immediate steps to provide resources for artists and revamped programming for the communities who count on us for quality arts engagement. We invite you to continue to check this website and our social media (@artspubliclife) for updated information as we post relevant articles and relief resources for artists and creative entrepreneurs. APL is revamping our programming so that we can offer several ways for you to remain connected and engaged over the next few months.

Read more and check out our Resources and Arts Engagement During COVID-19 info page.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Starting on Monday, March 18, 2020, Arts + Public Life staff offices, Arts Incubator and Green Line Performing Arts Center will not be open to the public during the normal 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday business hours until further notice. If you need assistance or would like to contact Arts + Public Life, you can email artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu. The Arts Incubator and Green Line Performing Arts Center will be open during the hours of events still scheduled to take place, per the list below.  

Thursday, March 12, 2020

This week, the University of Chicago announced that large events and gatherings (audiences over 100 people) were being suspended on campus through April 15. Currently, no one in the university population has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and this policy has been recommended by University leaders out of an abundance of caution. 

As of today, Arts + Public Life will remain open to our communities for our programs, but this is evolving by the day, so we invite you to visit this page frequently for updates. All of our events will be updated here and on Facebook. Arts + Public Life and our partners on and off campus are reviewing all upcoming events and are in the process of deciding which events will be held with a reduced size audience, which will be rescheduled, or, in some cases, cancelled. For events still scheduled to take place, please note that we have enhanced our facility cleaning procedures in the interest of our guest’s health and safety.


UChicago Arts and Arts + Public Life, along with the University, will continue to monitor COVID-19 and recommendations from the CDC and the City of Chicago government, and will respond accordingly as new information becomes available.

If you have any questions about COVID-19, visit the CDC information site or the University of Chicago’s COVID-19 updates site

The health of our communities is the most important consideration for us at this time. Please stay healthy!