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Chicago's Arts and Culture Community Matters

Chicago's Arts and Culture Community Matters



the arts are good for our souls they serve to inspire us challenges they show us our humanity and we need that in our daily lives my inspiration comes from the evolving environment of Chicago the art scene in Chicago is an internationally recognized civic strength it's a driving economic force for the city I feel that Chicago is a place where you can really make your mark and then things that's really special about the Chicago community is that unlike in other places where the arts community is very competitive the Chicago community is much more collaborative I think that we feed off of each other I see myself expanding my art form while I'm collaborating with some of the distance genres apart we can achieve a lot of things here we have an audience that is open to new innovative work why feel we have a responsibility to continue to push the boundaries our museums our theaters our dance companies are symphonies they do so much more than just entertained they create jobs and help attract talent tourists and investment to the city so if you're going to be serious about having a strong economy having quality schools having vibrant neighborhoods you need to be serious about culture in the Earth's the general operating support that MacArthur provides to arts organizations really allows the artist to make decisions for themselves about how best to use that funding you are given the freedom so the artist can breathe and do whatever the artist wants we have grown because of it we have taken risk because of it the difference for many groups between being able to plan for the future versus scrambling to make ends meet on any given day there are a million things that when continue do in the arts in Chicago and it never gets boring and we're really happy to be a part of that we've been funding arts and cultural organizations since our beginning in 1978 and we will continue to do so in the future

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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