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The Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media is recognized as a national and international creator of original works, and presenter and collaborator of multidisciplinary programming and initiatives on the discourse of gender, culture, creativity and community. The Institute offers a dynamic and innovative approach that merges applied arts and cultural production with critical theory and academic research. Within this framework, the Institute addresses human rights, access, representation, equity, and participation, as well as race and class, using the arts and media as a central means of research, engagement, public education, and advocacy.  The Institute offers a wide range of public programs, including exhibitions, performances and panel discussions, and supports new research and original creative work through its Fellowship program.  Central to the Institute’s purpose are its goals to enhance student learning and contribute to new bodies of knowledge through curricular intersections and far-reaching collaborations locally, nationally and internationally.

Our ability to take risks, create new works, support the creative process and respond to cultural opportunities is only made possible by the funding we receive through private donors, foundations, corporations and Columbia College Chicago. Our continued success relies on deepening our work and strengthening our partnerships.

The Institute is one of the Academic Research Centers at Columbia College Chicago, and a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Types of Giving

Individual Giving

You can support the Institute through individual giving, including memorial gifts, fellowship support, general operating support, and programmatic support.

Click here to make a contribution today.

Leadership Donor

You can support the Institute and become a Leadership Donor by making a 3-year commitment of a contribution of $1,000 or more.

Click here to become a Leadership Donor today.

If you would like more information about Individual giving or becoming a Leadership Donor please contact:
Kipa L. Davis, Asst to the Executive Director, 312-369-8829


The Institute continues to garner resources for programmatic and general operating needs from foundation, corporate, private, and government funding entities, including: National Endowment for the Arts, Pritzker Pucker Foundation, UNFPA United Nations Population Fund, Humanity United, Illinois Arts Council, 3ARTS, Oak Foundation, The Boeing Company Charitable Trust, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Ms. Foundation for Women, and Chicago Cotillion Charities Foundation Inc.