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Sebastian Ruth, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Violist, violinist, and music educator Sebastian Ruth 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 ...

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Elizabeth Turk, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Sculptor Elizabeth Turk 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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Statement of MacArthur President Robert Gallucci on Mayor Daley’s Decision Not to Seek Re-Election

MacArthur's President applauds the former mayor's service and commitment to Chicago while recognizing his collaboration with the Foundation on issues like community development and public housing. Read More

NEA and HUD Announce Arts Funding Opportunities

Under the funding opportunities, arts organizations are elgible to partner with a variety of groups, including state and local governments and nonprofits, to develop grant proposals. Read More

The Working Capital Loan Fund for MacArthur Foundation Arts & Culture Grantees

The Working Capital Loan Fund will provide small- and medium-sized arts and culture organizations that are MacArthur Foundation grantees the means to address cash flow shortages and form long-term banking relationships. Read More

Working Capital Loan Fund for Arts & Culture Grantees

MacArthur is expanding a loan fund it created as a resource for Chicago-area arts and culture organizations facing cash flow challenges. Read More
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NEA Chair Rocco Landesman on Arts as Economic Engine

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman talked with Chicago's arts and culture leadership about the role of the arts in keeping communities vibrant and prosperous. The event was held at the Chicago Cultural ...

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MacArthur President Robert Gallucci: Introduction of NEA Chair Rocco Landesman

Gallucci introduces Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and discusses the Foundation's grantmaking in support of arts and culture in Chicago. Read More

Third Coast Filmless Festival

Come out for the second annual Third Coast Filmless Festival, a celebration of storytelling, sound and the art of listening. Read More