Arts & Culture

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$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. Read More

Harris Theater Subsidizes Rental Costs for Small and Mid-Size Music and Dance Groups in Chicago

The MacArthur Foundation has made a grant to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance for a pilot program to subsidize rental costs for small and mid-sized music and dance groups in Chicago. Subsidies are available ... Read More

New Fund to Help Small Chicago Arts Groups Obtain City Licenses

The MacArthur Foundation has made a $660,000 grant to support small Chicago-based arts organizations in obtaining the city’s Performing Arts Venue (PAV) License, required for most theaters with fewer than 500 seats. In order ... Read More

Helping Small Chicago Arts Groups Obtain City Licenses

MacArthur is creating a $660,000 fund to help small arts organizations in Chicago obtain the city’s Performing Arts Venue (PAV) license. Read More
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Regina Carter on MacArthur Fellowship

Jazz violinist Regina Carter was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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Atul Gawande on MacArthur Fellowship

Surgeon and author Atul Gawande was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do ...

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Anna Schuleit on MacArthur Fellowship

Commemorative artist Anna Schuleit was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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National Museum of Mexican Art Largest in U.S.

On December 5th, 2006 the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum officially changed its name to the National Museum of Mexican Art in recognition of its longtime status as the largest Mexican cultural institution in the United ... Read More

"Peace through Justice," Introductory Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Chicago Humanities Festival

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton celebrates the development of an international justice system and says that further success will rely on addressing situations in Darfur and Uganda as well as cases outside Africa. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at MacArthur’s Arts and Culture Panel Discussion

In introducing the panel, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes Chicago's long history of civic support for the arts and artists. Read More