Arts & Culture

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An Evening of Dance with MacArthur Fellows

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, this special evening of dance performances will feature works by several MacArthur Fellows. 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"

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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
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MacArthur Renews Support for Arts and Culture in Chicago

MacArthur provides more than $8 million annually in general operating support to theaters, dance groups, music organizations, visual arts programs, film and media groups, museums, zoos, and conservatories. Read More

"An Interview with Anne Carson"

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Anne Carson , 2000 MacArthur Fellow
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Reporting Partnership Explores Challenges to World's Food Supply

Food for 9 Billion examines the difficulty of feeding the world in the face of growing populations, shrinking resources, and changing diets. Read More