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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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 ...


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

Cultural Infrastructure Project Profiled

The MacArthur-supported Cultural Infrastructure Project investigates large building projects undertaken by arts organizations in major U.S. cities to assess the extent to which these projects have a positive and negative impact on the long-term viability ... Read More

The Kennedy Center Comes to Chicago

Capacity Building: Midwest is a two-year program, led by Michael Kaiser, President of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which provides arts management training to over 30 culturally-specific arts organizations in the Midwest ... Read More

International Connections Fund Past Grants

List of grantees from the MacArthur Foundation's Chicago International Connections Fund. Read More

Risk-Free Theater


Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Cate A. Fox

Cate A. Fox

Program Officer

Mariela Evans

Executive Secretary

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer