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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Artistic Currency: Reflections on Building Chicago’s Inclusive Economy Event

Poet, organizer, arts educator, and Young Chicago Authors Artistic Director Kevin Coval, says the romance we have for the starving artist allows us to undervalue artists and arts culture. Read More
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Nine Chicago Arts Groups Receive MacArthur Grants for International Collaborations

MacArthur today awarded grants to nine Chicago arts and culture organizations for diverse artistic exchanges in eight countries, including Mexico, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom. Read More