Deeply Rooted Dance TheaterThe MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund—which supports two-way artistic exchanges to benefit the Chicago arts—has awarded grants to 18 Chicago arts and culture organizations. Artistic exchanges will be happening in 16 different countries! What makes Chicago so special? The MacArthur Foundation is housed in Chicago, and it’s the home city of the organization’s founders, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur.
The Chicago dance world makes a pretty respectable appearance in the list of awardees: Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Clinard Dance Theatre, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Same Planet Different World all received funding.
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, a tap performance and education organization, got $45,000 to conduct artistic residences in Chicago, Brazil and Argentina—including classes for kids.
Clinard Dance Theatre received $20,000 to do an exchange with contemporary dance company in India, so that each dance company can create a new piece.
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater was awarded $40,000 for a multi-year residency with a dance company in South Africa.
Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre got $47,000 to fund a collaboration with a dance company in Israel, for the development and premiere of a new piece.