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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Chicago Theatres recognized by the Tony Awards

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre will receive the 2008 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Read More

Chicago Receives $153 Million to Fight Traffic Congestion

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Chicago $153 million to fund a new approach for transportation improvements that had been recommended by MacArthur grantees Metropolis 2020 and Metropolitan Planning Council. Read More

Increased Support for Chicago Arts and Culture: International Connections Fund

MacArthur is increasing the number of Chicago area arts and culture organizations it supports from 180 to 200 and creating a new $1 million fund to enable its Chicago grantees to increase their international connections. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, 30th Anniversary Grantee Reception, Museum of Contemporary Art

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the creation of a $1 million fund to encourage international exchanges between Foundation grantees and other countries. Read More

New Exhibit Highlights Architecture, History of Chicago's Marquette Building

A new exhibit on the history and architecture of the Marquette Building, a Chicago landmark and one of the city’s earliest skyscrapers, opens on October 16 in the building’s arcade.    The free exhibit is ... Read More

Largest LGBT Community Center in Midwest Opens in Chicago

The most comprehensive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community center in the Midwest opened on Chicago's north side on June 5th. The three-story, 185,000-square-foot Center on Halsted includes an auditorium, a café, more ... Read More

Chicago Arts Generate Over $1 Billion in Economic Activity

At a press conference at the Chicago Cultural Center, Americans for the Arts announced the local and comparative results from its Arts & Economic Prosperity III. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Americans for the Arts; Arts and Economic Prosperity Launch

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton outlines the Foundation's long commitment to supporting arts institutions, especially in Chicago. Read More
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Arts & Economic Prosperity III

Produced by Americans for the Arts, this report features the Chicago portion of the country’s most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. The full study included data from 156 communities ... Read More

New Hot Tix Service Helps Expand Theater Ticket Sales

In late February, the League of Chicago Theatres announced the official launch of Hot Tix online. The new service extends the League’s program, which makes available half-price tickets on the day of the performance. Previously ... 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