Grantee Profile

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Grants to Harris Theater for Music and Dance

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance (the Theater), which opened in Millennium Park in 2003, hosts performances by internationally-known and local arts organizations and serves as an incubator, providing technical, financial, and artistic support for more than 30 mid-sized arts organizations who are in residence at the Theater. The Harris is the primary performance venue for many MacArthur grantees. This grant supports the Theater’s contribution to the 35th Anniversary celebration of the MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program.

  • $189,000

    2015 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance (the Theater), which opened in Millennium Park in 2003, hosts performances by internationally-known and local arts organizations and serves as an incubator, providing technical, financial, and artistic support for more than 30 mid-sized arts organizations who are in residence at the Theater. The Harris is the primary performance venue for many MacArthur grantees. This grant supports the Theater’s work to offer high quality arts programming to Chicago audiences and to sustain and expand financial support, in-kind resources, capacity-building workshops, and opportunities for artistic collaboration to its resident companies.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the theater subsidy rental program (over four years).

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a subsidized usage program for smaller arts organizations (over three years).

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a subsidized usage program for smaller arts organizations (over two years).

  • $20,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To publicize the Spring Festival of Dance.

  • $15,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Spring Festival of Dance.

  • $19,324

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support consulting services to reassess the music and dance theater project.

  • $2,825,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the development and endowment of the Chicago Music and Dance Theater, a hall for mid-sized performing arts organizations in Chicago (over six years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Harris Theater for Music and Dance $3,693,324 between 1978 and 2016.

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