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Storytelling Superheroes: A MacArthur-Hosted Discussion at South by Southwest Interactive

Graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel and documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, both 2014 MacArthur Fellows, and broadcast journalist Maria Hinojosa, explore meaningful storytelling across diverse and emerging platforms. Read More
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More

"Charting a New Course"

The Hindu
Related Grantee: Natya Dance Theatre
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Supporting Historic Pullman National Monument

As President Obama visited Chicago and declared the Historic Pullman neighborhood a National Monument, MacArthur announced a $500,000 grant to the National Parks Foundation to help jumpstart critical projects at the new park. Read More
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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Part of History in Cuba

Members of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic were in Havana, Cuba last week on a MacArthur-supported cultural exchange, when the announcement of renewed diplomatic relations with the United States occurred. Read More
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Matchmaking Website To Link Chicago Congregations With Arts and Culture Groups

Taking its inspiration from online dating applications, Partners for Sacred Places has launched a first-of-its-kind website that connects Chicago religious congregations with arts organizations and other nonprofits. Read More
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12 Chicago Arts Groups Receive MacArthur Grants for International Collaborations

Grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations support artistic exchanges in 11 countries, including Brazil, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Read More