Grantee Profile

Jazz Institute of Chicago

Grants to Jazz Institute of Chicago

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Jazz Festival is one of the largest free jazz festivals in the world. For more than 35 years, the Jazz Institute of Chicago has managed and directed the artistic programming for the Chicago Jazz Festival. The Festival promotes a wide variety of jazz forms including experimental, traditional, big band, vocal, and Latin Jazz through live musical performances. Renewed critical infrastructure support for the Festivals in 2014 and 2015 will allow for the continued presentation of performances in Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center and expanded performances in community-based venues.

  • $75,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations.

    Awarded by Prince Foundation/Prince Charitable Trusts with support from MacArthur.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant will provide general operating support for the 2012 and 2013 Chicago Jazz Festivals, the annual showcase for international, national and local jazz talent in Chicago. Programming is accomplished through a partnership between Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Jazz Institute of Chicago. The Jazz Institute of Chicago, established in 1969, works to nurture new talent, support artists, and develop new audiences for jazz. For the past thirty years, the Jazz Institute has managed and directed the artistic programming for the Chicago Jazz Festival.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the annual Chicago Jazz Festival (over two years).

  • $60,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of programming for the 2010 Chicago Jazz Festival.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Jazz Institute of Chicago $435,000 between 2002 and 2014.

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