Grantee Profile

Redmoon Theater

Grants to Redmoon Theater

  • $157,500

    2015 (Duration 3 years)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Redmoon Theater produces live performances that combine contemporary art and traditional theatrical forms. Using masks, huge puppets, acrobatics, and whimsical mechanical devices, Redmoon creates theatrical spectacles that take place on stages and in public spaces such as streets, parks, and in architectural landmarks. Its performances are collaborative in nature and encourage non-traditional theater audiences to forge new relationships between fellow audience members, the work itself, and the location in which it takes place. This grant supports artistic, education, outreach, and operations activities.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Redmoon Theater produces live performances that combine contemporary art and traditional theatrical forms. In partnership with the City of Chicago, Redmoon Theater is presenting the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival. The Festival includes events in 15 neighborhoods, primarily on the south and west sides, as well as a culminating event (October 4th) centered on the Chicago River that will include acrobatics, live performances by arts groups, floating sculptures, wild mechanical objects, a fire finale and firework display. The Festival will be a signature event for the city and is envisioned to be conducted annually.

  • $45,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support an international collaboration with the Public Arts Initiative in Donegal, Ireland.

  • $100,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Bridge Campaign, a special initiative to build business and artistic capacity.

  • $90,000

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support community-building programs in Logan Square (over two years).

  • $75,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support community participation in the development and production of the Logan Square Halloween Spectacle.

  • $45,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a community celebration of Halloween in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.

  • $60,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $8,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the production "Winter Pageant."

  • $20,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support "The Medicine Show," a theater work created and presented in Chicago neighborhoods and parks.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Redmoon Theater $650,500 between 1983 and 2015.

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