Acting Up Awards

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Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Acting Up awards! If you registered to participate in On the Table on Tuesday, May 8, and you have a great idea from one of your conversations that day, you could receive $1,500, $2,500 or $5,000 to help you take action for the public good. All you need is a short video, and a big idea. Visit onthetable.com/acting-up by May 25 for details and to apply.


Each year, On the Table brings together excited and passionate community members who share their ideas, hopes and the ways in which they want to make a difference on a local level. And following On the Table, we want to help make those creative and actionable ideas come to fruition.

Launched in 2016, the Acting Up awards provide On the Table participants with small prizes to help them implement their ideas, work together and take action for the public good.

The Acting Up awards are made possible by The Chicago Community Trust in partnership with Goodcity.