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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. 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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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

Challenges Facing Arts Organizations

MacArthur's Elspeth Revere discusses challenges facing Chicago arts organizations in a recent interview on Chicago Public Radio's show, 848. Read More

Art Institute of Chicago Opens the Modern Wing

The new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago houses the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century art. The 264,000 square-foot building makes the institute the second largest art museum in the U ... Read More

Chicago Shares Theatrical Productions with New York

As a great theater town, Chicago often shares its theatrical works with New York. The latest example is Goodman Theater's production of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms, directed by Robert Falls. Read More