To support Chicago as Catalyst: Immigrant Communities Nourish Self-Taught Artists (working title) (October 2024–April 2025), an exhibition that focuses on the impact of immigration and the immigrant experience on artists who began a self-taught practice upon arriving in Chicago. It explores how identity relates to artists’ efforts in the context of Chicago’s support for culture and community exchange. Themes include longing for one’s homeland, labor, individual expression, and tendencies toward assimilation. The range of subject matter and artistic styles reflects artists processing distinct cultural traditions and memories, as well as intersecting with the everyday experiences of living in diaspora. The grant supports an engagement fellow, who designs and supports public programming for adults and teens. The project is part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.