Grantee Profile

Facets Multimedia

Grants to Facets Multimedia

  • $300,000

    2016 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Facets Multimedia preserves, presents, and distributes independent, world, and classic films. It also educates children and adults about the film art form. Its facility houses a cinema, a video and film rental archive, a video theatre, and office space. The organization operates several programs that serve 300,000 people annually. Paramount among its offerings are Facets Cinémathèque, a program of film screenings, classes, and discussions; Facets Vidéothèque, a video rental and sales service; and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. The Children’s Film Festival is the largest and oldest of its type in North America. Because of its unique collection and expertise, Facets serves as an international resource for programmers, professionals from media centers, film festivals, and educators. This award recommends renewed general operating support to Facets Multimedia.

  • $40,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of an exchange between Chicago and indigenous Brazilian filmmakers. Social issue documentary films that highlight communities under pressure will be produced in both countries as part of the exchange.

  • $250,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $36,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the International Youth Delegates Program.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of Media Bridge: Global Exchanges in Youth Filmmaking.

  • $280,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $40,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Chicago International Children's Film Festival (over two years).

  • $50,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support educational programming in conjunction with the Chicago International Children's Film Festival (over two years).

  • $40,000

    1991 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Chicago Children's Film Center (over two years).

  • $150,000

    1990 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support organizational and program development of the Chicago Children's Film Center (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Facets Multimedia $1,236,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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