The intent of the Arts & Culture Loan Fund was to address systemic financial issues among small- to mid-sized Chicago-based arts organizations.
This evaluation was designed to understand the extent to which the program achieved its intended results. The following hierarchy of program objectives serves as the framework for the evaluation process and this report.
1. Enable participants to manage short-term cash flow
2. Enable participants to build relationships with commercial lenders
3. Provide participants with quality technical assistance