The MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at Prince
The MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity and the Arts at Prince ended in 2022. During the historic 20-year relationship between Prince Charitable Trusts’ and the MacArthur Foundation 100 Chicago arts organizations received $32,190,000 in the form of unrestricted operating support and supplemental capacity building grants.
Photo Credit: Liz Lauren, Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Statement on The MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity and the Arts at Prince
February 4, 2022
At the end of 2022, we will close The MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity and the Arts at Prince. This will mark the end of Prince Charitable Trusts’ historic 20-year relationship with the MacArthur Foundation which has provided $32,190,000 to 100 Chicago arts organizations in the form of unrestricted operating support and supplemental capacity building grants. Both MacArthur and Prince are involved in self-study to be sure that our grant making programs best address the needs of the Chicago cultural community. The two foundations have mutually agreed this is the right time to conclude our collaboration. It has been an honor and a privilege to support the amazing Chicago mid-sized arts organizations in their important work. We thank them and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for this opportunity. Although we do not yet know exactly what form it will take, both foundations are committed to continued support of the arts in Chicago.