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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An Evaluation of General Operating Support to Arts Organizations

This assessment regards the Foundation’s general operating support for Arts and Cultural Institutions in Chicago, in partnership with the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Read More

Chicago Ideas Week Highlights City as Center for Innovation

The MacArthur-supported Chicago Ideas Week brought some of the world's top speakers together with some of Chicago's best thinkers to discuss ideas; identify common interests on which to base collaborations; and innovation. Read More

Timeline Theatre Company Receives National Recognition

The American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, has awarded MacArthur grantee Timeline Theatre Company a 2011 National Theatre Company Grant. Read More
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A Panel Discussion on the Arts and Culture in Action

A Panel Discussion on the Arts and Culture in Action More than 350 people came out to the Goodman Theatre on April 27 to hear panelists discuss the role and value of integrating artistic and cultural ... Watch

Lookingglass Wins Tony for Outstanding Regional Theatre

Lookingglass, a MacArthur grantee, is the fifth Chicago theater to win the award. Read More
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MacArthur Foundation's International Connections Fund

The MacArthur Foundation's International Connections Fund supports efforts for Chicago-area grantees to increase their international connections. Watch