Grantee Profile

Creative Partners

Grants to Creative Partners

  • $275,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 3 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support shared development and back office staff for three performing arts organizations: eighth blackbird Performing Arts Association, Lucky Plush Productions, and Blair Thomas & Company (over three years).

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant will support Creative Partners, a partnership among three small and mid-sized Chicago-based arts organizations – eighth blackbird Performing Arts Association (music), Lucky Plush Productions (dance) and Blair Thomas & Company (theatre)— to share a common development staff of two people. MacArthur funds will be used in part to support the salaries of a shared full-time Development Director and Development Assistant and purchase and install the necessary databases and technology to manage donor information.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Creative Partners $500,000 between 1983 and 2015.