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A Conversation with Laura Poitras and Joshua Oppenheimer

Academy Award-winner/nominee Laura Poitras and Joshua Oppenheimer speak about their practice as documentary filmmakers with Eric Hynes, associate curator of Film, Museum of the Moving Image. Read More

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Inspiring Creativity: 35 Years of the MacArthur Fellows Program

MacArthur's Cecilia Conrad will discuss the MacArthur Fellows Program, as it marks its 35th anniversary, and moderate a discussion with labor organizer Ai-Jen Poo and artist Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, both Fellows. Read More
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Chicago to Host Yearlong Festival Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare

More than 1,000 local and international artists will participate in a yearlong arts festival in 2016, celebrating the vibrancy, relevance, and reach of Shakespeare 400 years after the playwright’s death in 1616. Read More

Beyond the Hashtag: Showcasing the Arts Visually on Social Media

As part of Chicago Social Media Week, a panel discussion featuring diverse Chicago arts organizations will focus on how visual content is being leveraged on a variety of online platforms. Read More

Remarks by MacArthur President Julia Stasch at International Connections Fund Celebration

Stasch's speech details plans for MacArthur and the arts in Chicago and acknowledges Elspeth Revere's legacy of work at the Foundation. Read More
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Chicago's Arts & Culture Community Matters

MacArthur provides $10 million in grant support to more than 300 Chicago-area arts and culture organizations each year. Watch

International Connections Fund Celebration

You are invited to the announcement and celebration of recipients of MacArthur's new International Connection Fund grants and a tribute to Elspeth Revere, as she leaves MacArthur after 24 years. Read More
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14 Chicago Arts Groups Receive Grants for International Collaborations

MacArthur today announced grants to 14 Chicago arts and culture organizations for diverse artistic exchanges in 14 countries, including Cuba, Colombia, Grenada, and South Africa. Read More