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Chicago Humanities Festival

The annual Chicago Humanities Festival, supported by the Foundation, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with the theme "Laughter." The Festival launches on October 17 and runs until November 15 More information can be found at ... Read More

International Connections Fund Past Grants

List of grantees from the MacArthur Foundation's Chicago International Connections Fund. Read More
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Camille Utterback, 2009 MacArthur Fellow

Digital artist Camille Utterback was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2009. 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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Edwidge Danticat, 2009 MacArthur Fellow

Novelist Edwidge Danticat was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2009. 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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Mark Bradford, 2009 MacArthur Fellow

Mixed media artist Mark Bradford was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2009. 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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Risk-Free Theater

TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives

TRUST begins in a small theater as a group of teenage actors receive a standing ovation, then takes us back to the beginning, when Marlin, an 18-year-old Hondureña tells a traumatic story about her life ...

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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