Arts & Culture

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"The Colbert Report: George Saunders"

From The Colbert Report
George Saunders, MacArthur Fellow, 2006 Read More

"Always a Pioneer, Artist Xu Bing Now Takes the Novel Beyond the Written Word"

From Asia Society
Xu Bing, MacArthur Fellow, 1999
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Chicago Arts and Culture Groups Receive Grants for International Collaborations

The grants are provided through MacArthur’s International Connections Fund, which aims to help Chicago nonprofit arts and culture organizations advance their work by collaborating with peer organizations abroad. Read More

Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public event that offers behind-the-scenes access to over 150 buildings across Chicago including the Marquette Building. Read More
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Chicago Arts Groups Selected for New Pathways Programs

19 groups in Chicago were chosen to participate in New Pathways, a MacArthur-supported program run by EmcArts, which aims to help organizations adapt to an ever-changing arts landscape. Read More

"MacArthur Genius Turns to Stars for Cosmic Aid: Hot Art"

From Bloomberg Businessweek
Teresita Fernandez, MacArthur Fellow, 2005
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Free Shakespeare in Chicago Parks

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents its free summer performance series, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. Read More
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MacArthur Awards 13 Documentary Film Grants

A supporter of independently produced film and video for more than 30 years, MacArthur announced 13 grants totaling more than $1.6 million for documentary film projects. Read More
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Nonprofit Arts & Culture Sector Contributes $2.2 Billion to the Chicago Economy

A national study by Americans for the Arts finds that arts organizations and their audiences generate a total of $1.3 billion in household income to Chicago residents, and deliver $214 million in local and state ... Read More
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Study Examines Lessons of “Building Boom” for Cultural Facilities

A study by the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, a MacArthur grantee, assesses a major building boom of museums, performing arts centers and theaters in the United States from 1994 to 2008. Read More