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Chicago Arts Groups Selected for New Pathways Programs

19 groups in Chicago were chosen to participate in New Pathways, a MacArthur-supported program run by EmcArts, which aims to help organizations adapt to an ever-changing arts landscape. Read More
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Nonprofit Arts & Culture Sector Contributes $2.2 Billion to the Chicago Economy

A national study by Americans for the Arts finds that arts organizations and their audiences generate a total of $1.3 billion in household income to Chicago residents, and deliver $214 million in local and state ... Read More
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Study Examines Lessons of “Building Boom” for Cultural Facilities

A study by the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, a MacArthur grantee, assesses a major building boom of museums, performing arts centers and theaters in the United States from 1994 to 2008. Read More
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MacArthur Renews Support for Arts and Culture in Chicago

MacArthur provides more than $8 million annually in general operating support to theaters, dance groups, music organizations, visual arts programs, film and media groups, museums, zoos, and conservatories. Read More
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Chicago Arts and Culture Groups and International Collaborations

MacArthur awarded $504,000 in new grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations to conduct collaborations with arts groups in nine countries. Read More
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The MacArthur Arts & Culture Loan Fund

The Arts & Culture Loan Fund provides small and medium sized arts and culture organizations with loans to address cash flow shortages and form long-term banking relationships. Read More
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The Real Work -- New Practices for a New Era in the Arts

EmcArts, a nonprofit intermediary for many arts funders, provided a MacArthur-supported presentation at the Siskel Film Center in Chicago to show how current nonprofit arts organizations are adapting their operations, and the development of their artistic ... Read More

International Connections Fund Frequently Asked Questions

Questions that are frequently asked about the Chicago International Connections Fund. Read More
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Slideshow: Arts & Culture in Chicago

MacArthur’s support for over 200 arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and the region is an expression of its civic commitment to the community. Read More

Chicago Ideas Week Highlights City as Center for Innovation

The MacArthur-supported Chicago Ideas Week brought some of the world's top speakers together with some of Chicago's best thinkers to discuss ideas; identify common interests on which to base collaborations; and innovation. Read More

Timeline Theatre Company Receives National Recognition

The American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, has awarded MacArthur grantee Timeline Theatre Company a 2011 National Theatre Company Grant. Read More
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A Panel Discussion on the Arts and Culture in Action

A Panel Discussion on the Arts and Culture in Action More than 350 people came out to the Goodman Theatre on April 27 to hear panelists discuss the role and value of integrating artistic and cultural ... 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