Arts & Culture

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

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Grant Park Music Festival

Conductor and MacArthur Fellow Marin Alsop’s week-long residency explores the topics of immigration and assimilation, and features a program that includes jazz violinist Regina Carter,composer Osvaldo Golijov, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, all MacArthur Fellows. Read More

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Chicago Announces Expanded Shakespeare in the Parks

This summer, a professional production of The Comedy of Errors will perform 26 free performances in 18 different parks across the city from July 26 to August 25, 2013. Read More

"Chicago Humanities Festival Lets in the Animal"

From the Chicago Tribune
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Illinois Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector is $2.75 Billion Industry

Illinois' nonprofit arts and culture sector supports more than 78,000 full-time-equivalent jobs, generates $2.3 billion in household income to residents, and delivers nearly $324 million a year in local and state government revenue.. Read More
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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