NEWS, ARTICLES & SPEECHES

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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The 2015 Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence

On February 17, 2015 more than 1,400 people gathered to celebrate the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, a program of LISC Chicago (Local Initiatives Support Corporation). This was the 21st year of the CNDA Awards sometimes referred to the “Oscars of community development.” All projects feature architects, nonprofits, civic leaders ...

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Clean Sweep: MacArthur-Driehaus Grantees Receive ALL 24 Non-Equity 2015 Jeff Awards

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee honors outstanding theatre artists annually. The 2015 non-Equity Jeff Awards were presented on June 8th to recognize outstanding achievements by Chicago-area theatres not operating under union contracts. We are proud that all 24 awards went to current MacArthur-Driehaus grantees. Congratulations to all of the ...

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Better Government Association, Chicago Headline Club, and Community Media Workshop -- Journalism Awards Announced

We are proud to recognize this year’s recipients of three awards for excellence in journalism supported by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. First place in the Better Government Association’s 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting went to The Chicago Tribune for Harsh Treatment, a five-part ...

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2015 Built Environment Symposium: The Chicago Tradition in Architecture: Inspiration or Artifact?, October 9 and 10, 2015.

Where is the legacy of Chicago’s great building tradition in today’s Chicago architecture? What aspects of this tradition are still relevant and how should we use them?

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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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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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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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