Hyde Park Art Center Receives $625,000 MacArthur Grant

Fourteen Chicago arts organizations have been named by the MacArthur Foundation as recipients of the foundation’s award for creative and effective institutions. Each organization will receive $200,000 to $1 million, depending on its budget.

Since 2006 the annual award has gone to US and international organizations “that demonstrate exceptional creativity and effectiveness.” This year’s winners are based in Chicago, the hometown of the foundation, which already supports over 300 arts and culture groups in the city per year.

The main visual-arts organization being recognized this year is the Hyde Park Art Center, which will receive $625,000. Meanwhile, Links Hall, which supports innovative performance, will get $200,000, and the Chicago Film Archives will be given $200,000 for its film preservation efforts.

Said MacArthur president Julia Stasch, “Chicago’s arts community is vibrant and economically vital to the region. Support for these leading organizations reflects our enduring commitment to Chicago and to its cultural life that enriches us all.”

The full list of winners of this round of grants can be found here.