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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.@The_Seldoms’ performance of #PowerGoes a "multimedia spectacle": http://t.co/WmGEvYWR0l via @Chicago_Reader http://t.co/FlwkJnHL7o

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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More

How LBJ inspired @The_Seldoms’ newest play: http://t.co/oULc7LWaNS via @ChicagoMag http://t.co/UFiKVf8Zxf

Happy 178th birthday, Chicago! Learn more about MacArthur's deep roots in the city: http://t.co/8sj6ivaunS http://t.co/2TOAKBBsCQ

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Supporting Historic Pullman National Monument

As President Obama visited Chicago and declared the Historic Pullman neighborhood a National Monument, MacArthur announced a $500,000 grant to the National Parks Foundation to help jumpstart critical projects at the new park. Read More
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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Part of History in Cuba

Members of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic were in Havana, Cuba last week on a MacArthur-supported cultural exchange, when the announcement of renewed diplomatic relations with the United States occurred. 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

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer