Chicago Tribune: Nine Chicago arts groups receive MacArthur grants

Below is an article that appeared in the Chicago Tribune, on November 6th, 2017. It was written by Howard Reich. To read the full piece, visit this link.

Nine Chicago cultural organizations will receive $50,000 each from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation via its International Connections Fund.

The grants will allow the Chicago institutions to collaborate with organizations around the world.

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Following is the complete list:

Albany Park Theater Project, to partner with Common Wealth Theatre in the United Kingdom and the National Theatre of Scotland.

Art Institute of Chicago, to collaborate with South African artists.

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, to work with Egyptian artists via Erica Mott Productions.

Chicago History Museum, to collaborate with the Polish History Museum in Warsaw.

Fifth House Ensemble, to work with Tuva, a Republic of Russia.

Green Star Movement, to collaborate with Jamaican artists.

Mandala South Asian Performing Arts, for an exchange with Sri Lankan artists.

SkyART, to work with K-12 students in Mexico City on a two-year venture.

Young Chicago Authors, to reach poets across the United States and Europe.

Howard Reich is a Tribune critic.

Twitter @howardreich

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