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"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
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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