Arts & Culture in Chicago

MacArthur’s support for over 300 arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and the region is an expression of its civic commitment to the community where the Foundation is headquartered and John and Catherine MacArthur made their home. Grants help sustain the cultural life of the city and region. Learn more

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Chicago Celebrated as America’s Crossroad for Art and Design

Chicago’s unique art and design legacy, and its continued impact on creativity and commerce, will be celebrated throughout 2018 as part of Art Design Chicago. Read More
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"Give Them a Hand: Puppet Artists Are Having a Moment"

The New York Times
Basil Twist, 2015 MacArthur Fellow
Related Grantee: Blair Thomas & Co
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Striving for Diversity and Equity in the Arts

Enrich Chicago brings together arts organizations and foundations with the aim of increasing the resources available for arts institutions led by and serving people of color. Read More