Building Collaborations with MacArthur

Erica Mott, Ellyzabeth Adler, Sara Maslanka and Christopher Knowlton celebrate at the MacArthur ICF orientation

We are THRILLED to finally make this announcement! The MacArthur Foundation has awarded a new partnership between Erica Mott Productions and Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble the prestigious MacArthur International Connections Fund. The $50,000 grant will allow us to continue our international collaboration with Ezzat Ezzat Contemporary Dance Studio in Cairo, Egypt, as well as build a new local collaboration with Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, to expand our work for our immersive installation performance Mycelial: Street Parliament.

We are honored to be in the company of eight other amazing Chicago arts and cultural organizations, such as the Chicago History Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Young Chicago Authors and SkyART, who will be working in diverse artistic exchanges in seven other countries, including Mexico, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom.

Overall, MacArthur is providing more than $9 million in funding this year to more than 300 Chicago arts and culture groups, mostly in general operating support. MacArthur’s International Connections Fund was initiated in 2008 to enable Chicago arts organizations to launch new partnerships and creative projects with cultural organizations in other countries. International Connections grants are limited to Chicago-area nonprofit arts and culture organizations that have received a grant within the last three years from MacArthur or through the MacArthur Funds established at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Prince Charitable Trusts.

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