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Chicago Human Rhythm Project

Grants to Chicago Human Rhythm Project

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents, preserves, and promotes the American art of tap dance and contemporary rhythmic expression (i.e., hip hop, flamenco) through concerts, educational forums, classes and community outreach programs. The Chicago Human Rhythm Project is the lead organization in a collaborative called the American Rhythm Center that also includes four additional tap organizations/artists, four Indian arts organizations, two social dance groups, a Spanish dance company, and one theatre arts organization. The groups share three education/rehearsal spaces, two changing rooms, and administrative offices. This grant provides general operating support as Chicago Human Rhythm Project refines its financial model for the American Rhythm Center.

  • $45,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a dance exchange with artists in Brazil and Argentina. Each community will learn new dance techniques and form new collaborations.

  • $275,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Collaborative Space for Sustainable Development (over four years).

  • $40,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support curriculum development and a performance tour in China.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of an exchange program with the Beijing Contemporary Music Institute and the China Performing Arts Agency to attend the tap festival "Rhythm World."

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Human Rhythm Project $610,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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