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Chicago Theatres recognized by the Tony Awards

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre will receive the 2008 Regional Theatre Tony Award.

Increased Support for Chicago Arts and Culture: International Connections Fund

MacArthur is increasing the number of Chicago area arts and culture organizations it supports from 180 to 200 and creating a new $1 million fund to enable its Chicago grantees to increase their international connections.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, 30th Anniversary Grantee Reception, Museum of Contemporary Art

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the creation of a $1 million fund to encourage international exchanges between Foundation grantees and other countries.

New Exhibit Highlights Architecture, History of Chicago's Marquette Building

A new exhibit on the history and architecture of the Marquette Building, a Chicago landmark and one of the city’s earliest skyscrapers, opens on October 16 in the building’s arcade.    The free exhibit is ...

Largest LGBT Community Center in Midwest Opens in Chicago

The most comprehensive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community center in the Midwest opened on Chicago's north side on June 5th. The three-story, 185,000-square-foot Center on Halsted includes an auditorium, a café, more ...

Chicago Arts Generate Over $1 Billion in Economic Activity

At a press conference at the Chicago Cultural Center, Americans for the Arts announced the local and comparative results from its Arts & Economic Prosperity III.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Americans for the Arts; Arts and Economic Prosperity Launch

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton outlines the Foundation's long commitment to supporting arts institutions, especially in Chicago.
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Arts & Economic Prosperity III

Produced by Americans for the Arts, this report features the Chicago portion of the country’s most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. The full study included data from 156 communities ...

New Hot Tix Service Helps Expand Theater Ticket Sales

In late February, the League of Chicago Theatres announced the official launch of Hot Tix online. The new service extends the League’s program, which makes available half-price tickets on the day of the performance. Previously ...

$14 Million in New Funding to Chicago Arts and Culture

MacArthur announced that it is increasing its commitment to Chicago arts and culture, with most of the new funding dedicated to smaller organizations.