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 International Connections Fund

The MacArthur Foundation established a fund on its thirtieth anniversary in 2008 to encourage a greater sharing of experiences and international learning between its local Chicago grantees and their counterparts in other countries. Read More

Foundation President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci shares his insights into philanthropy while discussing his background and his goals for the Foundation. Read More
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Michael Kaiser and Arts in Chicago

Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center, shares what he has learned during his 50-state tour about arts in this time of economic crisis. His presentation is followed by a discussion with leaders of the Chicago ...

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NEA and HUD Announce Arts Funding Opportunities

Under the funding opportunities, arts organizations are elgible to partner with a variety of groups, including state and local governments and nonprofits, to develop grant proposals. Read More

The Working Capital Loan Fund for MacArthur Foundation Arts & Culture Grantees

The Working Capital Loan Fund will provide small- and medium-sized arts and culture organizations that are MacArthur Foundation grantees the means to address cash flow shortages and form long-term banking relationships. Read More

Working Capital Loan Fund for Arts & Culture Grantees

MacArthur is expanding a loan fund it created as a resource for Chicago-area arts and culture organizations facing cash flow challenges. Read More
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NEA Chair Rocco Landesman on Arts as Economic Engine

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman talked with Chicago's arts and culture leadership about the role of the arts in keeping communities vibrant and prosperous. The event was held at the Chicago Cultural ...

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MacArthur President Robert Gallucci: Introduction of NEA Chair Rocco Landesman

Gallucci introduces Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and discusses the Foundation's grantmaking in support of arts and culture in Chicago. Read More