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MacArthur Renews Support for Arts and Culture in Chicago

MacArthur provides more than $8 million annually in general operating support to theaters, dance groups, music organizations, visual arts programs, film and media groups, museums, zoos, and conservatories. Read More

Third Coast Filmless Festival

Come out for the second annual Third Coast Filmless Festival, a celebration of storytelling, sound and the art of listening. Read More

Chicago Humanities Festival

The annual Chicago Humanities Festival, supported by the Foundation, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with the theme "Laughter." The Festival launches on October 17 and runs until November 15 More information can be found at ... Read More

Race, Culture, & Philanthropy: Panel Discussion at the Spertus Institute

MacArthur Foundation Vice President Arthur M. Sussman joins a distinguished panel to discuss the relationship between Jewish giving and black cultural production. Read More

Chicago Ideas Week Launches

Chicago Ideas Week will be an annual event to bring the world's best thinkers, creators, and doers to Chicago to share their ideas and inspire Chicagoans to think innovatively about present challenges and future opportunities ... Read More

The Arts and Culture in Action

RSVPs Required artsandculture@macfound.org Note: This event is full. No further seats are available. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with Arts Alliance Illinois, the Goodman Theatre, the National Endowment for ... Read More
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Chicago Arts and Culture Groups and International Collaborations

MacArthur awarded $504,000 in new grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations to conduct collaborations with arts groups in nine countries. Read More

City Club of Chicago Luncheon with Foundation President Robert Gallucci

Hosted by the City Club of Chicago, the luncheon will feature a conversation on public policy with Foundation President Robert Gallucci and Alison Cuddy, host of WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight, at the City Club of Chicago ... Read More
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The Real Work -- New Practices for a New Era in the Arts

EmcArts, a nonprofit intermediary for many arts funders, provided a MacArthur-supported presentation at the Siskel Film Center in Chicago to show how current nonprofit arts organizations are adapting their operations, and the development of their artistic ... Read More

International Connections Fund Frequently Asked Questions

Questions that are frequently asked about the Chicago International Connections Fund. Read More
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Slideshow: 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. Read 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 ... Read More