MacArthur grants go to Chicago arts groups

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More than $500,000 will go to 13 Chicago non-profit cultural organizations from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund.

The resources will enable recipients “to conduct collaborations with arts organizations in 12 countries,” according to the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation, which will be giving out a total of $503,000.

Following is the complete list of recipients and the projects they’ll pursue:

Chicago a cappella: $18,500 for an exchange between artistic director Jonathan Miller and the Mexican composer, choral director and conductor Jorge Cordoba Valencia.

Chicago Cultural Alliance: $40,000 for interchange between the Alliance’s Swedish American Museum, Chinese-American Museum of Chicago and Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art with counterparts in their native countries.

contratiempo: $20,000 to partner with the magazine Humanize in Madrid, Spain in joint publishing projects.

Every house has a door: $32,500 to develop a performance piece from Bristol, U.K., involving the Randolph Street Gallery Archive and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Fulcrum Point New Music Project:$50,000 to nurture a collaboration with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, composer Param Vir, Fulcrum Point artistic director Stephen Burns and sarod player Soumik Datta.

Global Girls: $45,000 for a partnership with students of Kattaikkuttu Sangam, a performing arts school outside Chennai, India.

Hedwig Dances: $50,000 for a joint project with DanzAbierta dance company of Havana for performances in both countries.

Latinos Progresando: $40,000 for the development of a theater piece created by Little Village in Chicago and Centro Cultural Bacaanda in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Live the Spirit Residency: $45,000 for an education and composition partnership with the London group Tomorrow’s Warriors, with performance at the Englewood Jazz Festival.

portoluz: $50,000 for performances of son jaracho music by artists from Chicago and Veracruz, Mexico.

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance: $40,000 for an ongoing venture with the Puerto Rican Philharmonic Orchestra and cuatro musician-teacher Quique Domenech.

Silk Road Rising: $50,000 for a partnership with the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University in Beirut to present a staged reading by Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous.

threewalls: $22,000 to curate exhibitions with Or Gallery Vancouver and Or Gallery Berlin spotlighting work from all three cities.

For further information, visit macfoundorg/icf.

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