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Cultural Infrastructure Project Profiled

The MacArthur-supported Cultural Infrastructure Project investigates large building projects undertaken by arts organizations in major U.S. cities to assess the extent to which these projects have a positive and negative impact on the long-term viability ... Read More

The Kennedy Center Comes to Chicago

Capacity Building: Midwest is a two-year program, led by Michael Kaiser, President of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which provides arts management training to over 30 culturally-specific arts organizations in the Midwest ... Read More

International Connections Fund Past Grants

List of grantees from the MacArthur Foundation's Chicago International Connections Fund. Read More

Risk-Free Theater

Chicago Reader
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Education Done Wright

Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest
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Challenges Facing Arts Organizations

MacArthur's Elspeth Revere discusses challenges facing Chicago arts organizations in a recent interview on Chicago Public Radio's show, 848. Read More

Art Institute of Chicago Opens the Modern Wing

The new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago houses the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century art. The 264,000 square-foot building makes the institute the second largest art museum in the U ... Read More

Chicago Shares Theatrical Productions with New York

As a great theater town, Chicago often shares its theatrical works with New York. The latest example is Goodman Theater's production of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms, directed by Robert Falls. Read More

"Artful Alternatives"

From Illinois Issues
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Helping Chicago Groups Strengthen Global Reach

MacArthur announced $240,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with four countries. Read More

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Riccardo Muti as New Music Director

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by Deborah Rutter, announced that acclaimed musical director Riccardo Muti has signed a 5-year contract to serve as the Orchestra’s music director. Read More

"In Tough Times, Foundations Must Keep Giving"

From The New York Times
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Helping Chicago Organizations Increase Their International Connections

MacArthur awarded $260,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with eight countries. 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