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Chicago Arts Groups Selected for New Pathways Programs

19 groups in Chicago were chosen to participate in New Pathways, a MacArthur-supported program run by EmcArts, which aims to help organizations adapt to an ever-changing arts landscape. Read More

"MacArthur Genius Turns to Stars for Cosmic Aid: Hot Art"

From Bloomberg Businessweek
Teresita Fernandez, MacArthur Fellow, 2005
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MacArthur Awards 13 Documentary Film Grants

A supporter of independently produced film and video for more than 30 years, MacArthur announced 13 grants totaling more than $1.6 million for documentary film projects. Read More
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Nonprofit Arts & Culture Sector Contributes $2.2 Billion to the Chicago Economy

A national study by Americans for the Arts finds that arts organizations and their audiences generate a total of $1.3 billion in household income to Chicago residents, and deliver $214 million in local and state ... Read More
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Study Examines Lessons of “Building Boom” for Cultural Facilities

A study by the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, a MacArthur grantee, assesses a major building boom of museums, performing arts centers and theaters in the United States from 1994 to 2008. Read More
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MacArthur Renews Support for Arts and Culture in Chicago

MacArthur provides more than $8 million annually in general operating support to theaters, dance groups, music organizations, visual arts programs, film and media groups, museums, zoos, and conservatories. Read More
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Reporting Partnership Explores Challenges to World's Food Supply

Food for 9 Billion examines the difficulty of feeding the world in the face of growing populations, shrinking resources, and changing diets. Read More
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MacArthur Announces Grant to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur today announced a $500,000 grant to the newly launched Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) to support online and on-the-road efforts to engage young people in civic life and deter bullying. Read More
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Connie Yowell Describes MacArthur's Partnership with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur Director of Education Connie Yowell discusses the alignment between the goals of the Born This Way Foundation and MacArthur. Read More
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The Moth, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Moth supports the art and craft of storytelling to foster meaningful communication in today’s society. Read More

Lady Gaga Partners with Berkman Center and MacArthur to Launch Born This Way Foundation

Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, will officially launch the Born This Way Foundation on February 29 at an event co-hosted by MacArthur and Harvard’s Berkman Center. Read More
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Chicago Arts and Culture Groups and International Collaborations

MacArthur awarded $504,000 in new grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations to conduct collaborations with arts groups in nine countries. Read More