Arts & Culture

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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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MacArthur Announces Grant to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur today announced a $500,000 grant to the newly launched Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) to support online and on-the-road efforts to engage young people in civic life and deter bullying. Read More
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Connie Yowell Describes MacArthur's Partnership with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur Director of Education Connie Yowell discusses the alignment between the goals of the Born This Way Foundation and MacArthur. Read More
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The Moth, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Moth supports the art and craft of storytelling to foster meaningful communication in today’s society. Read More
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The Moth, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

The Moth, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, supports the art and craft of storytelling to foster meaningful communication in today's society.

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Lady Gaga Partners with Berkman Center and MacArthur to Launch Born This Way Foundation

Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, will officially launch the Born This Way Foundation on February 29 at an event co-hosted by MacArthur and Harvard’s Berkman Center. Read More
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Chicago Arts and Culture Groups and International Collaborations

MacArthur awarded $504,000 in new grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations to conduct collaborations with arts groups in nine countries. Read More
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The MacArthur Arts & Culture Loan Fund

The Arts & Culture Loan Fund provides small and medium sized arts and culture organizations with loans to address cash flow shortages and form long-term banking relationships. Read More
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The Real Work -- New Practices for a New Era in the Arts

EmcArts, a nonprofit intermediary for many arts funders, provided a MacArthur-supported presentation at the Siskel Film Center in Chicago to show how current nonprofit arts organizations are adapting their operations, and the development of their artistic ... Watch