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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

YOUmedia Teen Artists and Writers Release New Magazine

Students at YOUmedia, the Foundation-supported teen learning space in Chicago's downtown Harold Washington Library Center, have been working closely with mentors over the past few months to create a teen-friendly magazine. 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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Interactive Online Magazine Produced by Chicago Students

Sixth graders from across Chicago have teamed together to create and produce the second issue of the Digital Youth Network interactive online magazine. 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
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Marquette Building Commits to Reduce Energy Use

The MacArthur-owned Marquette Building commits to reduce energy consumption by 20%, as part of city’s Retrofit Chicago’s Commercial Buildings Initiative. Read More

Harvard Law Dean, Inter-American Development Bank Executive Join MacArthur Board

Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow have been elected to serve on the MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors. Read More
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Partnership Preserves Historic Pullman Building

Private, public, and non-profit groups (including MacArthur grantees) came together through the Foundation-supported Preservation Compact to rehabilitate Chicago’s Pullman Wheelworks apartment building. Read More
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Robert Gallucci Welcomes World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

MacArthur's President Robert Gallucci welcomes Nobel Peace Prize laureates to Chicago and introduces President Jimmy Carter. Read More
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Public Housing Transformation and Crime in Atlanta and Chicago

A study by The Urban Institute, a MacArthur grantee, examines whether the public housing demolition and relocation of former public housing residents into private, subsidized homes as part of the Chicago and Atlanta public housing transformations ... Read More