About The Prodigy Institute

The Chicago Academy for the Arts launched The Prodigy Institute in 2014 with principal funding by the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation.

The Prodigy Institute increases professional-level opportunities for Academy students by expanding the number of master classes and residencies with professional artists, creating partnerships with arts organizations in Chicago and beyond, and developing outreach programs. Each Prodigy Institute experience is meant to be transformational to the curriculum of the arts discipline and for each student who participates.