NEWS, ARTICLES & SPEECHES

The 2014 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Lecture on Architecture at the Chicago Humanities Festival

What happens when the landmarks we use to orient ourselves within an urban landscape are unrecognizable, no longer there, or obscured by new construction? And what if it’s not the year 2014, but 1314 or 1414, long before cartographers considered turning their attention to the mapping of city streets ...

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MacArthur–Driehaus Grantees Receive Support for International Collaborations

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recently announced grants to 12 Chicago-area organizations for cultural exchange programs with 11 other countries, including Brazil, China, and Malaysia. MacArthur’s International Connections Fund supports Chicago-area arts and culture organizations that have received a grant within the last three years from ...

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Two New Program Officers Join the Foundation

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is delighted to announce the arrival of two recently appointed Senior Program Officers: Geoffrey Banks and Julia Mayer.

 

Geoffrey Banks most recently served as Director of Programs & Partnerships at the Illinois Humanities Council, where he was responsible for arts and culture programs and grant-making. He ...

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Summer Learning Circles Focus on Donor Retention

Over the years, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation has been committed to helping grantees, especially small ones, build capacity. Recently, the Foundation undertook an initiative to support current arts and culture grantees by providing opportunities to gather and discuss challenges and solutions. To this end, the Foundation held its first ...

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Driehaus-MacArthur Grantees Receive 105 of 127 Nominations at the 2014 Jeff Awards

On June 2, The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee held the 41st Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony recognizing excellence in Chicago theatre. Starting in 1968, a group of Chicago actors formed the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee in response to their desire to honor local theatre talent. The Committee, consisting of 55 ...

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First Round of 2014 Small Theater and Dance Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the 2014 MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation grantees. Twenty-one groups were awarded grants totaling $262,000. For more information on our latest round of grantees, please visit the “Grants” section of our website.

 

The next deadline for small theater and dance ...

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Mayor Emanuel Receives Angel Guild Award

On May 1, 2014, The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel with their Angel Guild Award. Richard Driehaus presented the award to the Mayor for his commitment to Chicago families and neighborhoods. The award is named after Angel Gilding, a decorative technique used in Chicago Bungalow art glass ...

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Kim Coventry Featured in North Shore Weekend

By David Sweet

For more than 20 years, Kim Coventry – a native of Carmel Valley, Calf. – quietly ran an eponymous firm focused on publishing that highlighted old-line names in the North Shore and Chicago.

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Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial announced that the City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation are partnering to present the first-ever Chicago Architecture Biennial as the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America. The event will include robust public programming and exhibitions featuring the world’s leading architectural talent ...

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The 2014 Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence in Community Design

On February 20, 2014, over 1,500 people celebrated The Power of Neighborhoods at the 20th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards. The event honored the achievements of 10 awardees, including the recipients of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design.


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Richard H. Driehaus Honored by Bungalow Association

On December 5, 2013, The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association honored Richard H. Driehaus as the first ever recipient of their Angel Guild Award. The award honors an individual who has helped preserve Chicago's bungalow housing stock. The bungalow was one of the most popular housing styles in the city ...

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2013 Richard H. Driehaus Landmarks Preservation Awards

On Saturday October 26, Landmarks Illinois and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation convened with preservationists from across the state to honor this year’s best historic preservation efforts. The awards honor individuals and organizations whose works demonstrate a commitment to historic preservation ...

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New MacArthur Fund and Small Theater and Dance Fund Deadlines for 2014 Announced

New deadlines have been set for the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture and the Small Theater and Dance funding program at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation in 2014. For the MacArthur Fund proposals from performing arts organizations (music, theater and dance groups) are due 5 p.m. on January 8 ...

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Enterprise Affordable Housing Institute Recognizes Driehaus Architecture Award as "National Model"

From July 23 – 25, architects and developers from around the country gathered in Chicago for the 2013 Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute. The three day brainstorming and problem-solving event had aspirations beyond the 14 participating case studies; working towards a multiplier effect of improving people’s lives through design. Enterprise ...

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