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MacArthur funds go to Chicago arts groups

Howard Reich

4:00 PM EDT, October 7, 2013

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Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and Northlight Theatre are among 18 Chicago-area arts organizations that will receive funding for global projects from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The grants, ranging from $7,000 to $50,000, will be given as part of the International Connections Fund, which was created in 2008 “to provide an opportunity for arts organizations to undertake new partnerships and creative endeavors,” according to the MacArthur Foundation.

Following is the complete list. For more information, visit macfound.org:

American Theater Company: $7,000 for artistic exchange with Glasgow, Scotland, to create a play about public housing.

Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago: $25,000 for a new composition drawn from Native American cultures to be created via exchanges with Canada and Alaska.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project: $45,000 for residencies in Chicago, Brazil and Argentina.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: $50,000 for Chicago and Cuban musicians to perform new music in both places.

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras: $50,000 for a partnership between youth musicians in Chicago and China.

Clinard Dance Theatre: $20,000 for collaboration with a dance company in India on new works.

Deeply Rooted Productions: $40,000 for an extended residency with a contemporary dance troupe in South Africa and a festival performance.

Facets Multimedia, Inc.: $40,000 for partnership with Brazilian filmmakers.

Guild Literary Complex: $32,000 to present Middle Eastern poets in Chicago and to attend a festival in Norway, with publication of work by the artists involved.

League of Chicago Theatres: $20,000 to bring theater artists from around the world to Chicago.

MAKE Literary Productions: $25,000 to stage events in Chicago and Mexico City involving multiple art forms.

Northlight Theatre: $15,000 for co-production of new theater piece that will be performed in Chicago and at the Galway Arts Festival in Ireland.

Old Town School of Folk Music: $48,000 for an exchange of music teachers with a conservatory in Turkey.

Same Planet Different World: $47,000 to develop new work with a contemporary dance company in Israel.

International Contemporary Ensemble: $40,000 for educational workshops and musical exchange with artists and students in Japan.

Theater Oobleck: $25,000 to create a new show with Circo Nacional de Puerto Rico, to be performed in Chicago and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Third Coast Percussion: $10,000 for exchange of percussion artists from Chicago and Germany.

Trap Door Productions: $20,000 for collaboration with a French director to produce a play by Albert Camus in Chicago and France.

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