At a Glance
The MacArthur Foundation makes grants totaling $7 million each year to more than 200 arts and culture organizations in the Chicago area, including theaters, dance groups, music organizations, visual art programs, film centers, museums, and libraries.
- These grants reflect the Foundation’s civic commitment to its hometown and are designed to sustain and strengthen the cultural fabric of Chicago.
- Most of MacArthur’s arts and culture grants are for general operations to provide the flexible support organizations need most.
- The Foundation also provides support for special time-limited efforts to respond to particular needs in the arts community.
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