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MacArthur Foundation's International Connections Fund

The MacArthur Foundation's International Connections Fund supports efforts for Chicago-area grantees to increase their international connections.

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Chicago International Connections Fund

The MacArthur Foundation established a fund on its thirtieth anniversary in 2008 to encourage a greater sharing of experiences and international learning between its local Chicago grantees and their counterparts in other countries. Read More

Aaron Dworkin Nominated to Join National Council on the Arts

President Barack Obama announced his "intent to nominate" Dworkin, a 2005 MacArthur Fellow, to join the Council. Read More

Foundation President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci shares his insights into philanthropy while discussing his background and his goals for the Foundation. Read More
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Michael Kaiser and Arts in Chicago

Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center, shares what he has learned during his 50-state tour about arts in this time of economic crisis. His presentation is followed by a discussion with leaders of the Chicago ...

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David Simon, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Author, screenwriter, and producer David Simon was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do ...

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Yiyun Li, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Fiction writer Yiyun Li was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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