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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

$14 Million in New Funding to Chicago Arts and Culture

MacArthur announced that it is increasing its commitment to Chicago arts and culture, with most of the new funding dedicated to smaller organizations. Read More

Harris Theater Subsidizes Rental Costs for Small and Mid-Size Music and Dance Groups in Chicago

The MacArthur Foundation has made a grant to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance for a pilot program to subsidize rental costs for small and mid-sized music and dance groups in Chicago. Subsidies are available ... Read More

New Fund to Help Small Chicago Arts Groups Obtain City Licenses

The MacArthur Foundation has made a $660,000 grant to support small Chicago-based arts organizations in obtaining the city’s Performing Arts Venue (PAV) License, required for most theaters with fewer than 500 seats. In order ... Read More

Helping Small Chicago Arts Groups Obtain City Licenses

MacArthur is creating a $660,000 fund to help small arts organizations in Chicago obtain the city’s Performing Arts Venue (PAV) license. Read More

National Museum of Mexican Art Largest in U.S.

On December 5th, 2006 the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum officially changed its name to the National Museum of Mexican Art in recognition of its longtime status as the largest Mexican cultural institution in the United ... Read More

"Peace through Justice," Introductory Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Chicago Humanities Festival

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton celebrates the development of an international justice system and says that further success will rely on addressing situations in Darfur and Uganda as well as cases outside Africa. Read More

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

Staff

Portrait of Elspeth A. Revere

Elspeth A. Revere

Vice President, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
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Cate A. Fox

Program Officer

Mariela Evans

Executive Secretary

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator