Arts & Culture

A collection of content related to arts and culture from across the Foundation's grantmaking


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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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Cultural Engagement and Creativity: An Arts Conversation and Reception

Join a conversation about the arts with Steven J. Tepper, a leading writer and speaker on cultural engagement and everyday creativity. After his talk there will be time for questions, followed by a reception Read More

"Bridging the Culture Gap Through Dance"

The New Indian Express
Related Grantee: Natya Dance Theatre
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Storytelling Superheroes: A MacArthur-Hosted Discussion at South by Southwest Interactive

Graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel and documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, both 2014 MacArthur Fellows, and broadcast journalist Maria Hinojosa, explore meaningful storytelling across diverse and emerging platforms. Read More
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More

"Charting a New Course"

The Hindu
Related Grantee: Natya Dance Theatre
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Supporting Historic Pullman National Monument

As President Obama visited Chicago and declared the Historic Pullman neighborhood a National Monument, MacArthur announced a $500,000 grant to the National Parks Foundation to help jumpstart critical projects at the new park. Read More
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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Part of History in Cuba

Members of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic were in Havana, Cuba last week on a MacArthur-supported cultural exchange, when the announcement of renewed diplomatic relations with the United States occurred. Read More