A collection of artistically vibrant neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side

The mission of the Culture Coast Network is to promote and position Chicago’s South Side as a premier cultural destination, support audience building efforts of organizational members, and serve as a catalyst and collective for city-wide cultural programming and destination marketing partnerships.

Founded in 2009 and formerly known as the Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture (HyPa), the group changed its name in 2012 to the Culture Coast Network (CCN) to better reflect the geographic diversity of its members, and to encompass all of the arts and cultural excitement taking place throughout the South Side of Chicago. CCN recently launched the “Culture Coast” Campaign with support from the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. This community-building effort will continue to introduce new visitors to the unique cultural character of the South Side of Chicago.