The MacArthur Foundation has awarded grants to 18 Chicago arts and culture organizations—including three dance companies—to conduct artistic exchanges with organizations in 16 countries, according to the foundation’s web site. MacArthur awards more than $8 million annually to more than 200 arts and culture groups in Chicago and the region as an expression of its civic commitment to its headquarters city and the home of its founders, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur.
The dance-based recipients included:
• Chicago Human Rhythm Project—$45,000 for intensive artistic residencies in Chicago, Brazil, and Argentina, which will include classes for youth in American tap, public concerts, and the creation of new, collaborative work.
• Clinard Dance Theatre –$20,000 for an exchange with a contemporary dance company in India to create new dance pieces, one for each company.
• Deeply Rooted Productions—$40,000 to support a multi-year residency with a contemporary dance company in South Africa and participation in the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance festival.