Arts & Culture in Chicago

MacArthur’s support for over 300 arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and the region is an expression of its civic commitment to the community where the Foundation is headquartered and John and Catherine MacArthur made their home. Grants help sustain the cultural life of the city and region. Learn more

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"Great Chicago Fire Comes to the River"

Chicago Tribune
Related Grantee: Redmoon Theater
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Join @MAKElit's #LitLuz Festival for cultural exchanges of artists, authors from #Chicago & Mexico City Oct. 15-18: http://t.co/FcZzwA78o1

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Redmoon Theater Presents Inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival

The inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival is expected to draw thousands to Chicago’s riverfront on October 4 for a fiery spectacle celebrating Chicago’s resurgence following the Great Fire of 1871. Read More

#Chicago: Go watch @Chi_Sinfonietta battle @MuccaPazza in a raucous musical showdown Sept. 20 & 22 http://t.co/abt2S1Sg6Q

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Inaugural Puppet Theater Festival Planned For Chicago

Top contemporary puppetry acts and artists from around the world will gather in Chicago January 14-25 for the city’s first-ever International Puppet Theater Festival. Read More

Theme of @RedmoonTheater Chicago Fire Festival: Renewal -- story via @nytimes http://t.co/sJCp2Fp6SA

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Free Shakespeare in Chicago Parks

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed for free in 18 Chicago parks this summer as part of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Elspeth A. Revere

Elspeth A. Revere

Vice President, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
Portrait of Cate A. Fox

Cate A. Fox

Program Officer

Mariela Evans

Executive Secretary

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator