The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

Through our grants, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation seeks to improve the built environment, to enhance the city through the arts, to use investigative reporting to strengthen our democracy, and to ameliorate the effects of low wages.

Alphawood, Donnelley and Driehaus Foundations, City of Chicago Launch Innovation Boot Camp

Innovation Bootcamp, funded by AD3, the Alphawood Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and supported by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is a multi-funder collaborative.

 

The Bootcamp, an eight-month program, is about learning to apply creativity inherent in arts and ...

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2015 Angel Guild Award Honors AIA Chicago's Esposito

The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association honored Zurich Esposito with its third annual Angel Guild Award in a ceremony at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel November 12. The Association recognized Mr. Esposito, the Executive Vice President of AIA Chicago, for his “strong commitment to the preservation, appreciation and adaptation of Chicago ...

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18 MacArthur-Driehaus Grantees Receive 2016 Non-Equity Jeff Awards

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee honors outstanding theatre artists annually. The 2016 non-Equity Jeff Awards were presented on June 6th to recognize outstanding achievements by Chicago area theatres not operating under union contracts. We are very proud that 18 non-Equity Jeff Awards went to current MacArthur-Driehaus grantees including Best Production ...

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Driehaus Foundation Awards $123,400 in Professional Development Grants to 67 Organizations

The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation provides professional development grants to help grantees enhance administrative, management, and artistic practices. This year, we provided $123,400 in professional development grants to 67 organizations (34% of all current MacArthur-Driehaus grantees).

 

In addition, and in response to ...

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Metropolitan Planning Council Releases “Our Great Rivers” Vision Plan

Two years in the making,Our Great Rivers is the city’s first unifying and forward-looking vision and action agenda for Chicago’s three rivers—the Calumet River, the Chicago River and the Des Plaines River. The plan, released on August 17, 2016 and available at www.greatriverschicago.org, calls ...

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The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards $327,000 in Small Theater & Dance Grants

We are pleased to announce grants totaling $327,000 to 57 local arts and cultural organizations as part of the MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Small Theater & Dance grants provide general operating support to Chicago organizations with budgets under $150,000. A complete list ...

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