“The annual International Connections Fund enables some of Chicago’s diverse and vibrant arts groups to innovate and reach new global audiences. Many of these artistic partnerships also engage Chicago youth, connecting them to other cultures and expanding their horizons.” — MacArthur President Julia Stasch
This week MacArthur announced grants to 15 Chicago arts and culture organizations for diverse artistic exchanges in 14 countries, including China, Mali, Mexico, Pakistan, and Poland. Our International Connections Fund began in 2008 to enable Chicago arts organizations to launch new partnerships and creative projects with cultural organizations in other countries. Since then, we’ve awarded more than 100 of these grants totaling $4.8 million.
Scroll through these videos to learn more about these nonprofits, learn more about all of the exchanges here and explore our #ChicagoCommitment on Twitter.