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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Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at MacArthur’s Arts and Culture Panel Discussion

In introducing the panel, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes Chicago's long history of civic support for the arts and artists. Read More
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Celebration of Chicago Arts & Culture Leadership

Conversation Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center 2:30-4:00 p.m. Introduction Jonathan Fanton, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Moderator John Callaway, WTTW Panelists Les Coney, Founding Chair of the Congo Square ... Read More

Marquette Building Receives Chicago Landmark Award

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks will honor 21 landmark buildings, homeowners and businesses. The awards recognize outstanding projects that involve notable improvements to individual Chicago landmarks or to buildings within Chicago Landmark Districts. Read More

The Joffrey Ballet Celebrates 50 Years

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this month with a series of free public dance concerts in Millennium Park including performances at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Harris Theater for Music and Dance and South African ... Read More

Chicago Area Arts Organizations Receive $2.5 Million

MacArthur announced seven grants in support of arts and culture organizations in the Chicago region. Read More

Museum's Universal Design Encourages Even the Youngest to Learn by Play

The MacArthur Foundation has made a five year, general operating grant to the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, a resource to children, families and schools in the region since 1985. Kohl is the only ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the City Club of Chicago on “Deep Roots, Deep Commitment: MacArthur Investments in Chicago”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relates the Foundation's support for arts, housing, education, and economic development in Chicago. Read More

ENewsletter: Investments Strengthen Arts and Culture in Chicago

Contents MacArthur Investments Strengthen Arts and Culture in Chicago MacArthur Support: Consistent and Flexible Changing With the Times A Closing Thought   MacArthur Investments Strengthen Arts and Culture in Chicago The MacArthur Foundation is well-known for its ... Read More

Strengthening Investment in Arts and Culture

MacArthur, together with the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, announced nearly $3 million in new grants to 87 local arts and cultural organizations. Read More

Eighty-Eight Grants In Support of Arts and Cultural Organizations

Eighty-eight grants totaling nearly $1.2 million were made through the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Prince Charitable Trusts in support of Chicago area arts and cultural ... Read More

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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